This private guest house (apartment) is a one bedroom, one bath with a private back yard and grill as well as a fully equipped kitchen. It is a quick walk to Magic Sands Beach or 4 mile (a well known scuba diving spot). It is less than a mile from Kahaluu beach, which offers easy access to the undersea population of green sea turtles and colorful tropical fish of every description. You will be amazed.
The home is very comfortable, tropical, spacious, yet cozy. It comes with a fully furnished kitchen, Wi-Fi internet and desk (if you do need to get a bit of work done while you are gone), and an outdoor shower to rinse off the sand and salt from the day. You will have a private covered parking spot and enjoy access to a plethora of organic fruits, vegetables and herbs that are grown here on the property. It is a place to come and quiet your mind, move your body and treat your spirit to a healthy lifestyle. Find a good book and relax after a long day of ocean time or golfing. You will be mesmerized by the singing tropical birds and the lull of the ocean at night.
Use your private Washer/Dryer as needed and have fun with Boogie Boards and Snorkel Gear. It is all here for you to enjoy a vacation with ease. We also know many local massage therapists and adventure guides, so don’t hesitate to ask for guidance and referrals.
Nearby Keauhou Shopping center (2 miles away), has dining, shops, grocery story, theaters, live entertainment and a spectacular Saturday Farmers Market with local coffees, organic produce etc. Also local restaurants Sam Choy’s and Anthony’s By The Sea might suit your fancy.
Hawaiian State Excise tax of 4.166% and Hawaiian Hotel tax of 9.25% will be added to room pricing. Paid at check-in, but not collected by airbnb.com
Fully equiped kitchen, outdoor grill, fresh fruit and herbs grown on the property, boogie boards, beach chairs, cooler and snorkel gear. Private covered parking and a quick walk to the beach (White Sands and/or Kahaluu).
Private front entrance and back yard.
We do not interact much other than by phone as we do not live on the Island at this time. The property managers live just a mile away, so if you have questions or concerns, they are available and local.
It is a quiet residential neighborhood and the house is at the end of a cul de sac. It is a quick walk to the ocean, one mile from a shopping center and four miles from downtown Kona.
There is a shuttle/trolly service that picks up just a couple blocks from the house and goes downtown as well as to many shopping attractions. Otherwise, you will want a rental car to explore the island.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$20 / night after 2 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$717 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$2411 /month|
|Check In:||2:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
Couldn't ask for a better host. This was our first trip to Kona (my first trip altogether to the islands). Maraya and her husband Michael provided clean, well-supplied accommodations in a perfect location. But more importantly, they helped us find special sites, provided gear to enjoy the shore and sea, and gave us perspective on the Big Island and Hawaiian culture. They were there when we needed them and unobtrusive when we didn't. Excellent.
We had a great stay with Maraya and Michael. The were terrific hosts giving us good ideas for activities and dining. The apartment, the bottom floor of their home, was very well appointed with full kitchen and great space to relax in. It was very quiet and being just a couple of short blocks from the ocean, we could hear the waves crashing when the surf was up. The location was ideal, a short drive or slightly longer walk from the prime snorkel beach (Kahalu'u) and close to the town of Kailua-Kona. I would very much recommend this place to others who are planning on staying on the Kona side of the Big Island. Mahalo Maraya and Michael!
Maraya is a great host. She is friendly, accommodating and great to talk to. She helped give us great recommendations on surfing, water sports and restaurants in town.
The unit is the lower level of her house, and she lives upstairs with her family. They were quiet most of the time and we never felt like they were too close by. The unit is clean, stocked and very comfortable. The location is perfect - just up the road from the main part of town, including Magic Sands Beach. It's very secluded and quiet, which made our stay very peaceful.
We would highly recommend Maraya's place to anyone.
Maraya was a lovely host. My wife and I were made to feel very welcome. The apartment is exactly as shown in the on-line photos. We could walk to the beach, part of the 1/2 mile walk is along a relatively busy street. At the far north end of that beach is a wonderful restaurant, Anthony's by the Sea, recommended by Maraya. We had dinner there twice sitting next to the ocean, we loved it. Another great restaurant is Daylight Mind Coffee House, in Kailua-Kona. We had breakfast there several times and highly recommend it. Have breakfast, take your iPad or laptop and go to the top deck afterwards, sit awhile and watch the ocean and surf the net.
However, the apartment was very hot and humid, with little airflow. It did not cool off much at night, even with all the windows open so sleeping was a bit uncomfortable. Maraya was kind enough to supply a second fan, which did help.
Maraya and Michael are great hosts and incredibly kind. They made us feel very welcome and made sure we had a great stay, going out of their way to help us when we had questions or requests.
The apartment is impeccable, very homely, and very nicely located. Within a 5 minute walk you are at Magic Sands beach and the lush garden is very peaceful and quiet. You will have a great stay at Maraya and Michael's place, highly recommended!
I was a great stay with Maraya and Michael. They really spoilt us every day with fresh fruits, eggs, herbs and flowers of their garden. The place has an excellent location with just a few minutes walk or drive to the great snorkeling bay Kahalu'u and a bit away from the touristic centre of Kona. It is a extremely quiet place, you only hear birds and sometimes the chicken when they smell your bio waste and want to get it. The lanai in the middle of the garden is just great. Maraya and Michael let us have all the information about what to do and where to go. They are great hosts.The Browns are just a gorgeous family with their little son Kaimana. Should we have the chance again to go to big island we wil definitely want to stay with them again.
Staying at Maraya's apartment on Big Island was a great experience. We enjoyed our stay the moment we arrived until the day we left. Maraya and her husband Michael are wonderful, caring hosts, who gladly share their comfortable home as well as great advises on what to do and see while staying on the beauiful island of Hawaii. Thanks to them we had a great vacation! The apartment is perfectly located (directly at the beach and the city centre of Kona with all the shops and restaurants), very spacious, well-equipped (kitchen, bathroom with extra towels), clean and comfy (perfect for a couple like us). All in all, we had a great time and felt "we were at home away from home". We highly recommend this place to other travelers. Mahalo Maraya & Michael!!
This absolutely lovely apartment was by far the nicest place we rented on our honeymoon. Maraya and her husband Michael made us feel welcome and comfortable in such a wonderful way, even though we only stayed for three days it truly felt like home. It is no exaggeration to call this place "magic" - once you're there you know what we mean. And should you ponder the idea of visiting the Big Island of Hawai'i, think of Maraya's and Michael's place as a very good reason to win you over. You're in for a wonderful experience!
Dieses Apartment war mit Abstand das beste auf unserer Hochzeitsreise. Maraya und ihr Mann Michael haben uns herzlich willkommen geheißen, es hat sich tatsächlich wie zu Hause angefühlt. Es ist keine Übertreibung, diesen Ort als "zauberhaft" zu bezeichnen - aber man muss es wohl selbst erleben. Wer mit dem Gedanken spielt, Big Island Hawai'i zu besuchen, kann dieses Apartment und die Gastgeber als guten Grund ansehen, endlich loszufahren. Höchste Empfehlung!