About This Listing
Located in South Kona, this Kona Paradise home is a wonderful place to come relax, cook a nice meal and watch the sunset on our enclosed covered lanai. Enjoy our very peaceful 2 bd/2ba home. Pebble Beach is just a short drive down the hill where one can swim and snorkel as well as hike the King's Trail along the coast. Hookena Beach is just 5 miles north and is often the location where the dolphins come to play. We are about a 45 minute drive through beautiful coffee farm lands to the town of Kailua-Kona. Volcanoes National Park and Green Sands Beach is about an 1 hr to 1.5 hours south.
The house has a large flat screen TV with a netflix account for movie watching. Private Bathroom and King size bed in Master bedroom with views of the ocean from the lanai. Kitchen comes equipped with the Ninja blender ( great for making smoothies or mango margaritas!!)
What else can I say except that this house is truly a wonderful place to relax.
You will have access to the entire house for yourself. House is located at dead end street with no other houses to the right or in front. Very quiet and peaceful location.
Interaction with Guests
We try our best to welcome guests from the beginning in order to show details regarding the house. Depending on length of stay, we also make an effort to furfill the drinking water bottles.
Kona Paradise is a very safe and clean neighborhood. Access to Pebble beach at bottom of hill is one of my favorite beaches. Sometimes it is a bit rough and the current is to strong to swim in but one can always stay at the shore and let the waves roll you around on the pebbles. Very special and fun! Also some nice hiking along the coast line to the left. You are guaranteed to see some wild goats.
Unfortunately, the Big Island does not have very public transit. It is a must to have a car for getting around.
Other Things to Note
The closest grocery store is about 20 minutes north in the heart of Captain Cook called Choicemart. Wonderful selection of local fresh food. Every Sunday morning till 2pm, is a wonderful farmers market located just one block north of Choicemart. Also, located about one mile south on the main highway from the top of Kona paradise subdivision is a nice fruit stand situated on left side of road. Nice selection with good prices.
Number one house rule is to relax and enjoy!
Do not drink tap water- okay for taking showers or brushing teeth. We are on water catchment. We provide drinking water in bottles in kitchen. Since we are dependent on the rain for water, we ask guests to be mindful of water use. Also, electricity comes at a very high price so we also ask guests to be mindful of this too. We have a clothes line under house for hang drying clothes.
Prefer for furniture to not be moved as well as no large parties.
This holiday home in Kona Paradise was a perfect way to spend our time on the 'Big Island' of Hawai'i. Delphine's father Guy was a very helpful and gracious host. He had lots of good advice for us about how to spend our time exploring the Big Island. We spent a couple days just relaxing and enjoying the stunning views from the balcony, and also spent time exploring the island. Volcano National Park is about a 1.5 hour drive from the house, and beautiful snorkeling with sea turtles just 3 miles up the road. Thanks so much Guy and Delphine! You made our stay relaxing, comfortable and very enjoyable!
I had the best experience of Airbnb with Guy in Big Island! My parents and aunt are all like him so much! He is so so so nice and welcome, made us feel like home. Guy introduced the function of every equipment to us patiently. He is a lot of fun and made us laugh a lot! He also told us his stories and showed us old photos of him and Delphine. He also showed us his land, that is enormous and quite place. He also showed us the pictures of his granddaughter, she is so cute! He is the best host I have ever met!! The house is very very nice. Location is awesome too. U can park your car just in front of the villa. Its even much better than the pictures. There is a big balcony where u can eat meal and enjoy the views of ocean. The wind is come through softly. I slept on the bed in the balcony every nights while I stayed there! Yes, there is a bed on the balcony and u can sleep there. Waking up with the sound of birds and ocean waves. U can see the stars when open eyes. The house is fully equipped. With everything u will need. I wish I could stay there as long as I can. This is definitely the best place u can spend your vacation at!
Guy, the host, was French, very entertaining and informative. We enjoyed talking to him. The place is simple, quiet, aways away from the town of Captain Cook. The screened porch has a great view of the ocean from high up the mountain side. Good place to sit for a meal or a drink and watch the water, sunset, boats, etc. The washer/dryer was very handy. We loved the geckos we saw.
I really enjoyed my 7 night stay at Delphine's house. The house was well maintained and clean. The views were great. There were lots of birds, geckos and even a few wild pigs that could be viewed from the beautiful lanai. Guy was a great host and provided info on local spots not to be missed. The house is as pictured.
It was a wonderfull time. Guy was a great host and everything was clean and as suscribed. When we come back to big Island we will take this house again.
This space was really special, and Delphine's dad Guy was a lovely host. We watched the sunset from our perch on the lanai every evening, and even heard whales slapping their tails on the ocean from our bedroom. Being able to borrow snorkeling gear was really helpful, and Guy offered some really great suggestions on local spots to explore. The small community where the house sits is about 10 miles from the closest restaurant or grocery store, but that suited us just fine. We like to pretend that we're not actually tourists, and this spot was perfect.
We had a wonderful time in Kona Paradise. It was even better then the pictures.... the end of a small quiet street, with the curve of the ocean below. We loved waking up and going to sleep with the sound of wild pebble beach. The house has everything you'll need for cooking and if you're into watching a late night movie there's lots of channels to choose from. It's just the right distance to be out of the way, but not to far from all the best snorkeling, beaches and our favorite the Arches Hiking Trail along the coast......amazing! Our host was VERY friendly and full of good suggestions of places to see. We would have stayed longer if we could and will definitely go back.
About the Host, Delphine
I'm originally from Paris, France but grew up in Washington State where I learned to appreciate the beautiful outdoors. Now I live on the Big Island of Hawaii which is an amazing place to enjoy what nature has to offer. I love to hike, swim, cook, dance, yoga and just simply relax with a glass of rose wine in my hand and watch the sunsets!
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