Relaxing Ohana has plenty space for two or four. Main bedroom opens to pool. Large bathroom has jet tub and stone floor shower. Very private, yet just minutes from downtown and some of the best snorkeling around. Perfect for honeymooners.
Ohana means family in Hawaiian, and that is why we are touched that what we would call the "in-law" unit on the mainland is so endearing here. Either way, great relationships are built on being close but having private space as well.
Our ohana is attached to the main house where we live, but has no direct pass-through. The main door enters from the covered driveway into the living room. Simple and comfortable, it includes a ceiling fan, seating, and a copy of The Curse of Lono, a strange history of the Big Island.
The kitchenette includes a sink and counter, coffee maker and coffee, a mini-fridge with water, and microwave. Some dishes are included, and more can be provided upon request.
Bathroom has nice tub and shower (see pics), towels and washcloths, simple shampoo and conditioner and a new bar of soap (because we know its not fun to travel with too many liquids!).
The master bedroom opens to the pool. It has a large closet and ceiling fan. The 22" flat screen TV is tucked away in island inspired furniture. Sony Dream Machine alarm clock/CD player to keep time or wake you up in time for fishing in the morning.
The second room converts from a home gym to a second bedroom, depending on needs. The 19" flat screen TV/DVD player is mounted on the wall and rotates for multiple uses. This space is difficult to photograph, because the closet is mirrors and all we get is reflection. Its simple, yet plenty for additional space.
The Ohana is a separate unit that is attached to the main house. It has its own entrance attached to the driveway and back doors that open to the pool area.
The Pool Area:
The pool is heated and professionally maintained weekly. There are lounge chairs, a table and chairs, and a charcoal grill made of lava rocks. There is an outdoor bathroom that includes toilet, faucet, and shower with hot water.
Our yard goes all the way around the house. Enjoy the landscaping and whatever produce you can find (lemons, breadfruit, mangoes, dragon fruit, flowers). In the backyard is our "surf shack" where we keep lots of beach gear for the enjoyment of all. We have beach chairs, umbrellas, snorkel gear in most sizes, surf boards and sup (stand-up paddle) board, boogie boards, sand mats, pop-up tent, and even spearfishing gear if you are feeling adventurous. Ask us for suggestions on guides on any adventure you are interested in.
Lanai is Hawaiian for patio space, which our home has plenty of. The Ohana opens to the pool which has chairs and covered space, but the front lanai offers a perfect place to watch the sunset, enjoy drinks, or relax in the hammock...or all at once! Any lanai is the perfect place to smoke, with many ashtrays available, but please no tobacco indoors.
We live in the main house that is attached to the Ohana, or guest house. When we are home, we are very friendly...but we are fishermen which means we work long days and come home very tired. Our schedules change depending on the season and time of week, but we will be available for tropical adult beverages, local kine info, and other things needed. The houses are separate but attached, so we are best suited to guests that are relaxed and flexible like us.
We have a bulldog. She is friendly and curious. If you leave the doors open, she will come through for an "inspection." She is not destructive, but to avoid surprise visits, keep the doors closed.
We live on the north side of the Walua Trail, a 3 mile residential road that doubles as a fitness track. A slight incline and patches of shade make our road a popular area for walking, running, and biking. With occasional views of the ocean and a close look at the unique homes on the road, the trail is always interesting (oh yea, plenty animals like turkeys, chickens, dogs in yards and on walks, many others). With no sidewalks and some blind turns, it is important to pay attention, but this is also what makes our community so strong!
You will need to have a car. There is plenty of parking here, but we are located at 1,000 mauka (up the mountain) and walking to beaches or town is not really an option.
We fish! We want to take you fishing!
When we decide to move to Kona it was for one reason, to FISH! We would love to take you out on the calm blue waters here in the sport fishing capitol of the world! You decide, do we hunt for the fish of a lifetime (we have cause a Grander, a blue marlin over 1,000 lbs, see photos), or do we go try to find dinner (again, see photos)???
Either way, we will discount your stay if you book a fishing charter with us.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$25 / night after 2 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||10:00 AM|
|Pet Owner:||Some pets|
One word: Perfection! Molly and Shawn are excellent, welcoming, friendly hosts. The accommodations they provide are simply wonderful. They offer so many great resources. This will definitely be the place for me and my family to return to each time we visit the Big Island. My only complaint is we didn't get to stay longer!
This place is wonderful. Really laid back, and comfortable, and the hosts were so friendly and down to earth. great value, and I would tell anyone heading to the big island to stay there. Our only issue was, how far it was to all parts of the island, and next time we would split our time between the Kona side and Hilo side and stay a few nights on each side. Shawn and Molly were super, and we enjoyed the visit with them.
Molly and Shawn were gracious hosts. There home is beautiful and comfortable. Everything a traveler might need was thoughtfully provided, plus good tips on things to see and do, places to eat, even friendly geckos and a smiley bulldog. Thanks Shawn and Molly and Peyton too!
We had an absolutely wonderful time staying at Shawn and Molly's place. Not only were the accommodations and location spectacular, but they were the consummate hosts. The apartment was great, as was the fresh fruit, banana bread, the pool, and access to beach accoutrements. The time we spent there, albeit far too brief, was spectacular and we would very happily stay there again. Highly recommended. Mahalo!
WOW. what a great place.. they had all the toys. the pool was awesome and the location was perfect. the place was gorgeous and well equipped. you can't go wrong with this place.
My boyfriend and I stayed here for a week, it was amazing. There is no doubt that next time we come to Kona we will be staying here.
We were greeted by Shawn (and Peyton of course) on our arrival (Molly was on vacation). He had fresh fruit and banana bread for us, which was much appreciated as we hadn’t had breakfast yet!
The Ohana is very clean and spacious. Having two bedrooms is nice to either spread out your stuff, or for a family. The property and back yard is also beautiful, many plants, birds, and geckos to look at. We had no issues with pests which was a huge plus as we are from Alaska, so we don’t have any insect pests in our houses. There was snorkel gear/boards/chairs/beach towels/etc. that we were able to use. The washer/dryer was accessible if we needed it, and extra towels and sheets available in the room. There was shampoo, conditioner and soap, as well as some first aid supplies and a hair dryer in the bathroom. The kitchen had a microwave, mini refrigerator/freezer, hot plate, sink, coffee, and an assortment of utensils/dishes for our use – there is also that grill out back by the pool which was awesome for cookouts!
The location was ideal for us. Being this was our first trip to Hawaii we had no idea where to stay. This was nice and close to town (a 15 or so min drive to the restaurants/shops). We liked it because it was right in the middle of all the places we frequented during our stay. We ended up going both south and north of town quite a bit, and spent an average of 30 min driving each way. It was also much cooler here since it is at 1000ft elevation. There’s no air conditioning, but there are fans in every room, and they did the job. There are also screens in the windows in the bedroom and the door out to the back – so we kept these open quite a bit. It was also pretty quiet – not much for road noise. The little bit you may hear now and then was drowned out by the insects and frogs that become active at night. Loved all those night time noises
We also booked a fishing trip with Shawn. It was awesome! We caught three billfish, and Shawn cooked us up an AMAZING dinner with our catch! It was by far the best food we had our whole trip – Thank you again Shawn! Those Mai Tais were also exceptionally good. It was so nice staying here, Shawn gave us some really good advice on places to eat, where to snorkel, where to see dolphins/sea turtles/etc.
We can’t wait to go again, Thank you Shawn for helping make our first trip to Hawaii so memorable! Aloha!
This is a great place to stay. Everything was as described and it was especially nice to jump in the pool after a long hot day. It was fun being there.
We can highly recommend this place!
We stayed four days with the Palmers and had a wonderful time there. The Ohana is really big and very nice.
Shawn and Molly are amazing hosts and we hope that we can join them on one of their fishing tours next time.
The location is also very convenient - you need a car of course, but that is true for most of Hawaii anyways. Though it is just off a big street everything is perfectly quiet.
We had a great time staying with Shawn and Molly. They have beautiful house and awesome dog, but their hospitality is even better. We were greeted with a delicious Mai Tai and banana bread, and it just got better. Well located to get to the shops and restaurants of Kona as well as the snorkeling in Captain Cook. We would definitely stay here again!
What a beautiful setting! Roomy clean accommodations and comfortable beds. The hosts were the best. They made sure they were there when we arrived and helped us feel so welcomed. They gave us a tour of the property and had fresh flowers and wonderful treats waiting for us. Shawn and Molly went out of their way to share the Big Island Love with us. We got many valuable tips on where to go, what to see, and where to eat. We enjoyed Patton, their sweet dog and even had a swim with her. We would come again and this time stay longer. Thanks so much for the great time!