Pikaiki Room@Tutu's Tranquil Nest

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Captain Cook Rd, Captain Cook, HI 96704, United States

Large, bright, tropically decorated bedroom with private half bath/two basins, hairdryer, plush towels and linens. Fabric vertical blinds for privacy. Double closets in room for belongings /treasures. Private lock/ keyed. Taxes included in fees

The Space

Private locked room is furnished with a cozy queen bed, bistro set. Spacious 1/2 bath with granite counters / double sinks. Large wall mounted T.V. In room refrigerator, coffee maker. Decorated in a lush tropical theme, this private room is sure to make your trip memorable. Double closets. Also see Tutu's Tranquil Nest.

Tropical décor, high end linens and towels. 1/2 bath equipped with hair dryer, 2 medicine cabinets. Solid bamboo floors throughout home. Clean and bright. Fully handicapped accessible. Price includes all taxes required by Hawaii State law.

Guests have access to a full handicapped accessible bath, lounge and dining area, continental breakfast provided the first two days of your stay. You are provided access to a refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven, coffee pot, dishes and utensils at lounge bar top. There is a large patio with table and chairs at front of home to enjoy beverages and "talk story". The patio is covered and also contains a sink & counter with 2 thermal burners, other small appliances, pots etc. We also have a washer/dryer unit that you may choose to utilize. The is a $2.00 fee per load to wash and dry and includes a prepackaged detergent pod and softener sheet.

Hosts Kevin and Bernie reside on premises. Both were born and raised in Kona. Willing to answer inquires regarding island and available activities. Kevin is retired. Bernie is a registered nurse. We have a Shi Tzu named Prissy who is kept in owners quarters. Very mild mannered, loves belly rubs. Please call upon us with any needs.

Our neighborhood is quiet and peaceful. It is in an established subdivision, with many older homeowners. Everyone is friendly and police area for unusual activities

Our neighborhood is quiet and peaceful. It is in an established subdivision, with many older homeowners. Everyone is friendly and police area for unusual activities

We have bus service at the entrance to Cook Cook Rd. on Hwy 19 that is capable of island wide destinations. Should you rent a car, free parking is available on property.

We are situated in the "coffee belt" of Kona, in Captain Cook, Hi at 1400 ft. elevation. Natural trade winds keep our area cool and comfortable. During the winter and spring extra blankets are provided if requested. Our average temperature is a cool 76-84 during the day and in the high 60's to low 70's at night. We are located near many points of interest. Keahou Bay (15 minute drive) is excellent for snorkeling, kayaking and swimming. Across the high way is a historical functioning coffee farm that offers tours to see how and what is involved in keeping a coffee farm thriving. There is Botanical Garden roughly 500ft. to the south of us where many indigenous plants prosper and various classes are offered. Nearby activities include hang gliding, zip lining, surfing, paddle boarding and swimming. We are in walking distance to a shopping center, post office, bakery, grocery store, hair stylist and several local restaurants. A 15 minute drive takes you to downtown Kona filled with a multitude of shops to collect your souvenirs. We are a 20 minute drive to one of two National parks in Hawaii. Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Park which offers field trips and programs related to ancient Hawaii. It is referred to as City of Refuge as in olden times it was used to harbor ancient peoples and royalty from their enemies. The other park is on the east side of the island (Hawaii Volcano National Park). Our island is very unique with rainforests, a desert, an active volcano on the east end of the island, two world known mountains of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea, beautiful beaches and a multitude of farms filled with exquisite orchids, fresh vegetables, coffee fields, mc nut farms and many exotic plants. We have a farmers market within walking distance that opens every Sunday. There are also many other markets in a 10 mile radius. You are able to drive around the island in a day, visiting all the various regions and enjoying all that the Island of Hawaii has to offer. Imagine, traversing the often snowy mountains in the winter to swimming in our clean, blue pacific waters, watching the most spectacular sunsets and sunrises, embracing all of God's wonders during your trip here.

Guest Access

Common breakfast area, breakfast bar, refrig, micro, toaster oven, coffee maker, dishes/utensil/pans. Outdoor sink/counter on covered patio. Washer/dryer unit available for a $2.00 fee per load (detergent and fabric softener included). Patio with table and chairs to enjoy morning or evening meal/coffee etc. covered outdoor cooking appliances available for use by guests.

Interaction with Guests

Interaction with guests is dependent upon your preferences. We respect your right to as much privacy as you require yet enjoy getting to know our guests and their cultures and learn about their countries. When all rooms are filled we try to have a "family night" with our guests where we serve a simple dinner at no cost to get to know each other and share our various cultures. This is optional and guest are not required to participate if they so choose.

The Neighborhood

Our home is in a quiet established neighborhood where residents are watchful for suspicious ongoings. We are away from the hustle and bustle of the "city" yet close( 15 to 20 min) to all activities and Kona town.

Getting around

We have a bus system that is able to venture around the island if time is not an issue as it makes several stops along the way.

Other Things to Note

Price reflects fees for all transient taxes as required by State of Hawaii.

Permit Number: W03161250-01

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $470 /week
Monthly Price: $1600 /month
Security Deposit: $125
Cleaning Fee: $45
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • We loved our stay! The location was central to many activities and outside the touristy Kona downtown. Hosts are great and breakfast was an amazing treat. Room is quite private and very modern, with a beautiful patio for morning breakfasts and evening wine. We made a simple dinner every night using provided appliances and the coffee maker was another benefit. Better and much cheaper than a hotel. Stay here if you can!

    March 2014
  • Hi, Bernie's TuTu retreat was excellent, very comfortable. Kevin helped us see what trips were folly and which were essential. The location near the best diving (two step) and coffee at Kona Coffeeshop at Honaunau, best burgers at Annie's, markets close by. Great breakfasts by Bernie, New quality accomodations relaxing, lanai for morning coffee, snorkling and body surfing equipment very handy. Exceeds anything you could get at a resort or hotel. Private entrance made it fantastic. Other guests from Europe. Felt like you weren't in the states with all the chatter in french or german and the broken english accents.. Just a lovely place to stay.

    February 2014
  • Thank you Bernie & Kevin for a great stay at your place! I can highly recommend your place to anyone looking for a clean, nice and quiet room!

    The room is very clean, spacious and bright. The bathroom is big, with two sinks, shower is next door in another bathroom. The kitchen is fully equiped with everything, which we found great to cook some dinner at night. We very much enjoyed hanging out in the lanai in the mornings and evenings and chatting to you and other guests.

    Bernie prepared breakfast for us which was delicious with many local fruits.

    The house is cetrally located on the Kona coast in a quiet area.

    We really very much enjoyed staying with you. MAHALO!!

    February 2014
  • We stayed three nights at Bernie's place to explore the Kona coast. Our time there was outstanding. Our room and the house in general were lovely and clean. It's equipped with everything you need. Bernie and Kevin are charming and warm people. They took their time to introduce everything and shared very helpful recommendations. The breakfast was fantastic, a lot of island fruit which we loved. We recommend and would return without hesitation.

    February 2014
  • She is one of the best bakers I've ever met. Her breakfast is more than amazing and we enjoyed it so much!
    We made a reservation in last minute, but she was very quick to reply to our request. We are so lucky to find her place in last minutes.
    Kevin is very nice a person to talk to as well.
    Overall, it was so nice to stay at her place in Kona. Staying at her place added a lot of good things to our trip to Kona!
    We had a wonderful experience at her peaceful and cozy place!
    120% recommended!

    February 2014
  • You could not ask for nicer host. The room was more than advertsed. The amenities include on site washing and drying for minmal cost. A wonderful place to stay.

    February 2014
  • Un chaleureux bnb très bien situé qui permet de visiter la partie ouest de l'île. Jolie chambre et mise a disposition d'une cuisine exterieure. Bernie et Kevin son très chaleureux et offre de fastes plateaux déjeuner (un régal)

    March 2014
  • This is definitely the greatest place to stay on Big Island! Don't look any further! If you like a very neat and clean place with delicious breakfast and the best hosts you can imagine-come to Bernie and Kevin! :-)

    October 2013
  • Stayed here for the last three nights of my 13 day nomadic trip. Everything is new and very clean. Bernie and her husband are wonderful hosts and made me feel very confortable. My only regret was that I didn't spend more time in and around the house. I'll be back next year!

    October 2013
    Response from Bernie:

    You will always be welcome in our home. Hope the rest of your travels will be safe and filled with fun!

    October 2013
  • Don't look any further, this is the place you want to stay! The room is large and bright. You'll find everything you could need (Beachtowels, Boogie boards, snorkel gear). Bernie is exceptional hospitable and nice. She prepared us an awesome breakfast with lots of fruits, bagels and selfbaked dishes. One night she even invited us to a family dinner, with her, her husband and two other guests. The lasagna was so yummy and we had a lot of fun. We would stay here anytime again and recommend it to everyone.

    October 2013
    Response from Bernie:

    Thank you for the nice review. You both were wonderful guests and we really enjoyed having you as guests. God bless on the rest of your travels, will miss you both. Mahalo, Bernie andKevin

    October 2013
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Konawaena High School; University of Hawaii; UCR
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A L O H A, My husband Kevin and I were both born and raised in Kona. I am of Portugese decent, the third generation born and raised here! Kevin is Asian and his dad was born in Kona and his mom was born and raised on Maui. Kevin is a sponge for trivia and detail, will be able to answer most of anyone's questions. Kevin is now retired after working for the state for 33 years. He is now working on his "honey do" list that is quite extensive!. I am a registered nurse involved with home health for many years. I enjoy meeting new people and learning about their homelands and cultures. I have a passion for raising orchids and have a collection of about 100. I am an avid cook, dabbling in many ethnic cuisines. I also enjoy sewing and many crafts. We share our home with Prissy a 5 year old Shi Tsu who has Kevin wrapped around her paw. She is a tiny thing and is friendly, calm and quiet. She loves laying in the morning sun and belly rubs are her weakness. I have a grown daughter and son who both reside on this island. I am grannie to 3 granddaughters and 2 step grandsons. We look forward to sharing our home and aloha with all who are looking for a relaxing fun filled vacation on our beautiful island. You will enjoy your private space here. Just call upon us with any needs and questions.
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