About This Listing
Come and stay in this sweet, cozy and comfortable 400 sq.feet studio apartment, ECO friendly and completely self contained, along the beautiful Red Road in Seaview-Kalapana.
This space is clean, charming and simply decorated with big windows and lots of light. It consists of one big room with a small kitchen and its own bathroom. 100% cotton sheets and towels are provided plus all the kitchen utilities.
The lanai feels like an extra outdoor living-room and the 180 degree panoramic ocean view is stunning as is the beautiful palm-tree filled park right outside.
Many come here to get away from the tourist traffic and enjoy a more quiet way of living and to experience some of this beautiful and truly magical South East Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii, where the air is cleaner than mostly anywhere.
There is still so much to do and see very close by:
-Whale watching (Nov.-April) from the house.
-Kehena black sand Beach (swim with Dolphins) 10 min. walk.
-Yoga, QiGong, Meditation, Massage, Sound healing, Hula, Ecst. Dance etc. at Kalani Honua, 10 min. walk.
-Seaview Farmers Market, 3 min. drive
-The active volcano lava flow outlook, 10 min. drive.
-The geothermal Ahalanui warm/hotponds, 15min drive.
-Best snorkeling at the Kapoho tide pools, 20 min drive.
-Night Entertainment at Uncle Robert's Tiki Bar w. Hawaiian/Jawaiian music & dance & food, 10 (website hidden). WE ALSO OFFER A PERSONALIZED DEEP SEA FISHING TRIP WITH OUR OWN BOAT IN KONA. FOR A FEE OF $350 PER 2 PERS. YOU GET 5 HOURS ON THE OCEAN WITH SNORKELING IN THE VERY BEST AREA, WHALE WATCHING AND SWIMMING WITH THE DOLPHINS. LUNCH AND DRINKS INCLUDED.
No high consumption of electrical devices such as blow dryers, toasters, fans etc.
We were worried about being able to find the place but it was actually really easy if you remember the picture. When we arrived Gigi was there and super nice. She gave us some great advice of some things to see and do in the area, a long with some advice about seeing Kilauea that made it really awesome. We really loved the area, and it is a bit far from the beaten path but we wanted it that way!
Awesome host. Awesome place. Gigi & Robert are fun friendly and helpful guys. Robert even helped me to fix my digi-cam.
Apartment was tidy and well maintained. Not a thing to complain.
The road going there was also great fun. Like riding a roller coaster.
Don't miss the farmers market on Wednesdays. Great hippy party with hawaiian music and a huge variety of food and drinks.
Thanks for that great environmentally friendly stay (solar power & rainwater sourced)
Gigi was right there to greet us when we arrived. She went over everything with us and gave us lots of information about the area and things to see. The studio was exactly as advertized and very clean and comfortable. The location was a perfect place to stay for our 2 days on the island. Very quiet and a wonderful view.
Waking up each morning was a delight - look to the left and you see the sunrise over the ocean, look straight and you have a great view of the ocean. The accommodations were comfortable with a stove top, a private bath and a fridge. One thing to note is that the house is on solar power, so the fridge turns off at night - this was not a problem for us at all, but thought it was worth mentioning. The house is located a short drive or walk to a black sand beach and if you go early enough you can see dolphins and pretty much have the beach to yourself. Gigi was very kind upon our arrival and offered any information about the area we would need - she seemed to be around if we needed her help, but otherwise left us to our own devises. The location is about 40 minutes from the Volcano National Park and 30 minutes from Hilo. It is about 2 hours from the Green Sand Beach and South Point. If you're looking to escape to a quiet town in a beautiful place then this is it.
Great experience on the ocean. Robert and Gigi were accommodating when we got in at midnight after waiting 2 hours at the airport for the car rental service. They were very nice, laid back hosts. We were always out exploring the island so we didn't interact a lot. The room had lots of extra touches, like toothbrush holders, condiments, books, guide books and map, kitchen supplies, closet with hangers, counter, chairs, nice clean roomy bathroom. Beautiful view. Everything just as described. They live in the apartment upstairs, so we tried to mind our noise level (not that they asked us to). If you like to sleep in, the sun will shine in on the bed at 7 am. The blinds don't block a lot. But we needed to be up anyway. The wifi cut in and out a lot on both our tablets, but was never out for more than 10-15 seconds so it was only a somewhat minor nuisance. Overall we were really happy with our stay, would definitely stay here again and recommend it to anyone.
This place was perfect for us! The studio was clean and cozy. And the view was gorgeous!
Kerstin was a perfect host. She had so many good tips on what to do on this beautiful island.
Kerstin and her husband, Robert, were naturally warm and welcoming hosts. They made sure our needs were met, and they were hospitable and friendly. The studio is in a wonderful location in the community of Seaview, which is close to the black sand beach, Kalani Retreat (offering holistic workshops and three meals a day to the public), and a nearby Hele-On bus stop for easy island travel.
The studio was equipped with many items that added comfort to our stay, including sunscreen, cooking spices/kitchen supplies, fresh filtered water, books, and other little extras we didn't expect but appreciated. It was clean and accurately reflected the listing description. We especially enjoyed being able to watch the sunrise from bed and the outdoor seating area. Overall, our four day stay was excellent and our favorite Airbnb lodging of our three week trip on the island.