About This Listing
This bright and airy vacation rental sits on a quiet street just a short walk to the beach off the renowned Alii drive. Catch the beautiful colors of our Hawaiian sunsets,enjoy the sounds of swaying palm trees, tropical birds, and never-ending comfort and serenity while you stay here.
There is much to explore and enjoy: Shops, markets, restaurants, beaches, golf, and attractions are all very close by.
There is a Public Trolley bus which can be caught 4 blocks away from vacation rental that goes to these places for $2.00 each way.
3 Bedrooms. Sleeps 6
Bedroom 1 - King bed
Bedroom 2 - 2 Twin/single beds
Bedroom 3 - 1 Full bed
This tropical house includes features such as: Large bamboo furnishings, fully equipped kitchen, T.V Wifi, washer & dryer, large lanai patio with seating area and barbecue grill.
Snorkel gear, boogie boards, beach chairs, coolers, beach towels, available for use.
Interaction with Guests
Owner lives on premises in separate building.
Other Things to Note
Kahaluu Beach Park is the closest snorkeling beach in Kona, 9 minute drive south from vacation rental. 2.5 miles.
Honaunau Bay, 35 minutes south on highway 19 to "Two step" one of the best snorkeling places in Hawaii.
White Sands Beach all so known as Kona Magic Sands. Excellent boogie boarding and body surf beach. Great for relaxing on the white sand beach. 5 minutes from vacation rental.
Turtle beach is 4 blocks, 3 minutes from vacation rental. Beach access from Alii drive. Look for signs.
Kailua Kona town is 6 minutes north. 1.3 miles from vacation rental.
Keauhou Shopping Center which has grocery store KTA, drug store, post office, restaurants, movie theater, farmers market (Saturday mornings). 6 minutes 1.3 miles south by highway 19 or 10 minutes on Alii drive.
Respect the privacy of the neighbors.
No loud noises before 8am and after 10pm. It's the Law in Hawaii
No shoes may be worn in the house.
No smoking in or around the building.
No candles or anything that burns.
No running in house.
No jumping off furniture.
Nothing may be rolled indoors (Suitcase, etc.).
NO Bikes, Scuba Gear, Surf Boards, allowed inside the house!!!!
Be sure to turn off all lights, fans, and lock main door before leaving home.
Please note: If you break any of these rules that cause damage to the house and/or surrounding environment your credit card will be charged a fee equal to the amount of days required to correct the damage done.
NO rowdy or troublesome guest PLEASE !
Beth's home is exactly as described - very comfortable and clean. Close to the town and beaches, great location. Wonderful screened lanai to listen to birds in the morning, and the deck with a mountain view, gas grill and picnic table was great! Kitchen has new appliances and great quality pots and pans for cooking. She even provides Tupperware for food storage, which really is nice. Also boogie boards and snorkel gear so you don't have to rent them! Even a nightlight in the bathroom - she's thought of everything! Highly recommend this property - Beth is on site, but gives you all the privacy you could want!
The listing was accurate. Loved the location and the spaciousness of the home. We felt comfortable and relaxed.
Enjoyed the freedom to come and go as our schedule permitted. We came as a party of four as friends and family and liked the privacy of each having their own room. The kitchen is well equipped and allowed us to have meals and snacks as we wanted. Beth was very pleasant and we only saw her when communication was needed. She was thoughtful about our privacy and allowed us to thoroughly our time at her lovely home accommodations. She asks that a load of laundry be started before you leave and I certainly understand the help that is. We did not have to pay for maid service and other amenities as you would in a hotel. The price is definitely right. We all highly recommend this as a way to enjoy the islands and feel comfortable in your surroundings. Thank you Beth and we will try to spread the word to others about this great house and way to spend time in Hawaii.
I do not recommend staying with Beth. Her demeanor towards us put a damper on part of our trip.
The primary reason for our unpleasant experience is that Beth accused us of breaking one of the house rules (i.e. no extra guests) and lying to her about it. One of our three REGISTERED guests spent the night at the Sheraton (where we had attended a wedding) and in the morning took a cab back to Beth's where the guest ran inside to retrieve money to pay the driver. Beth then accused us of breaking the rules by hosting an additional, unregistered guest and attempted to procure an additional guest fee from us. Of course, the "extra guest" was simply the third REGISTERED guest being dropped off. I had to insist that she come to speak with us in person (where she greeted me with "I don't like being lied to") instead of simply texting us with curt replies such as "Please leave by 10am" and she wasn't convinced that we hadn't broken any rules until I repeatedly invited her to inspect the extra beds (which, of course, had not been slept in). Beth then explained that she had been burned recently by "young people" and her gardener, which she seemed to suggest had colored her disposition towards us. My friends and I are all old enough to vote, drink, drive, rent a car, serve jury duty, open our own bank accounts, serve in our armed forces, read, write, etc. None of us are her gardener. Also, it shouldn't matter at all what age we are or appear to be or what someone else did to her in the past. Having paid the quoted fee in full, we should have been treated the with deference and respect that seemingly older guests would have been treated.
The secondary reason for our negative feedback is Beth's general demeanor to us. We felt, prior to the incident cited above, that she seemed to be "trying to catch us doing something" (for lack of a better phrase). Admittedly, perhaps this feeling was exacerbated (or confirmed) by the above-mentioned incident, but it is indeed how we felt during our stay.
In the spirit of complete candor, I did break one rule: I left a light on for an extended period of time. This is 100% my fault as I was unfamiliar with the light switches and failed to turn off an exterior light. Aside from this, I think we were perfectly fine guests - especially since we were practically only on-premises to sleep and occasionally eat. If Beth has other complaints about us, I would not be surprised given her suspicious and accusatory attitude towards "young people."
In fairness, Beth's listing was completely accurate as described: clean, comfortable and conveniently located. And, had we appeared to be old enough to be trusted, I'm sure Beth would have been more than sweet and accommodating. These are the reasons I will not be giving her one star.
I do not recommend Brian to stay at anyone's home. I found him very rude, prejudice, and very unfriendly. As you can read by his first review towards me he is the same way in person. Emotionally unstable. I felt very uncomfortable having him at my house after meeting him. I have had one hundred percent five star positive reviews on Airbnb.