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Ohia Room @ Tutu's Tranquil Nest
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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One of three private bedrooms @ Tutu's Tranquil Nest a NON SMOKING home, on the cool slopes of Captain Cook right in the heart of Kona's coffee belt. Bright, roomy bedroom with queen bed decorated in a balmy tropical theme. A large 6 drawer dresser, bedside stands, wall mounted large TV, table with two chairs, double closets are included in this space. Full bath next door to room, shower is shared. Private key locked bedroom and entryway. Parking on premises. Taxes included in fee.

The space

The large, bright Ohia room comes with a comfy queen size bed, large wall mounted tv, wifi access, table and 2 tall stools, double closet spaces for your clothes and luggage. Has tasteful tropical décor and is very inviting. Private in room fridge. It shares a full size handicapped shower/bathroom.

Large bedroom for up to two guests. It has double closets for your belongings and luggage. Privacy keyed lock door. Hair dryer , 6 drawer dresser in room. Access to iron board and iron per request. Cool, comfortable and quiet. Very tastefully decorated for a memorable vacation. Quality linens and towels provided. Price includes all taxes required by Hawaii State Law.

Shared Lounge/Breakfast bar, dining table, fully handicapped accessible full bathroom with shower. Shower bench/bedside commode available on request. Microwave, toaster oven, coffee pot, refrigerator, dishes and utensils located at breakfast bar. Large patio at front entrance. Patio is equipped with washer/dryer, counter with sink, 4 burner propane range with oven, various cooking equipment. Pots/pans, dinnerware, utensils all included. Washer use has a $2.00 fee per load to wash and dry. Prepackaged detergent pod and softener sheet is included in fee.
The two entries have wheelchair accessible ramps into home. Patio has large table and chairs to relax, enjoy beverages, talk story!! Overlooks our garden (a work in progress) which has flora and fruit trees native to Hawaii. Beach towels, snorkel gear, boogie boards coolers etc. available at no charge. Onsite parking.

Hosts Kevin and Bernie reside on opposite end of 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 Shit Tzu named Prissy who is kept in owners quarters. Very mild mannered, loves belly rubs. Please call upon us with any needs. Rooms have lighted buzzers that ring in owners quarters to summon help/questions.

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 if time is not a problem. It is best if you rent a car as our island is very large and there is so much to do and see.

We are situated in the "coffee belt" of Kona, in Captain Cook, Hi at 1680 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 70-84 during the day and in the high 60's to low 70's at night. We are located near many points of interest. Kealakekua 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, surfing, paddle boarding and swimming. We are in walking distance to a small shopping center, post office, bakery, grocery store, hair stylist and several local restaurants. A 15-20 minute northwest 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 2 National Parks in Hawaii, Pu'uhonua o Honaunau 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 national 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, macademia nut farms and many exotic plants. We have a farmers market within walking distance that opens every Friday and Sunday. There are also many other markets in a 10 mile radius. You are able to drive around the island in a full day(roughly 260 miles), 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 area that includes breakfast bar setup, micro, toaster oven, lg refrigerator, all dinnerware and flatware you may need. We also have a washer/dryer on our covered patio that you may choose to use during your visit. There is a $2.00 fee per load which includes prepackaged detergent pods and dryer sheet. Just ask us for those supplies when you need them. Our fully covered patio is equipped with a sink and 4 burner range with full oven. You will also have access to small appliances, dinnerware, cooking equipment. Free parking on premises. All towels and linens are provided in each room. You will also have access to beach gear and coolers at no charge.

Interaction with guests

We are usually available to our guests and interact with them as much or as little as they prefer. We enjoy getting to know our guests and learn about their various cultures. We provide a simple continental style breakfast for two days of your visit when booked for four or more nights at no charge. For those staying only three nights we place a fruit basket with fresh banana bread/bagels etc., juice, water in your room to tide you over until the morning.

Other things to note

Price includes all taxes and fees as required for Hawaii Transient tax fees. W03161250-01

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Wheelchair accessible

Cleaning Fee $40
Security Deposit $100
Weekly Discount: 5%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM

Reservations are limited to number of guests on original reservation only. Extra person will be charged a fee of $45.00 per day IF APPROVED BY HOSTS. We are a non smoking property. Recreational /illicit drugs or excessive alcohol use will be tolerated, you will be asked to leave, and no refund will be given for nights not used. Be respectful of other guests, owners, neighbors and property. Quiet time after 10:00 p.m. through 7:00 a.m. No pets allowed. Keep shared areas as you wish to find them. Remove all trash daily and place in trash can near parking area. Please keep food items in closed containers, we strive for a pest free home. Please lock your room whenever you leave the premises, we will not be responsible for your belongings. Be energy conscious. Please do not use laundry facilities after 9:00 p.m. as a courtesy to other guests. Keep your personal equipment/belongings in your room. If you have a computer please use it in your room or if other guests are out of the home on the patio table. All common areas must be kept in a manner as you would wish to find them; neat, clean and uncluttered.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

3 nights minimum stay

80 Reviews

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Ralph User Profile
September 2017
Wonderful stay! Very clean!! Beautiful location, and has all you need to cook food as needed as well as store leftovers! Owners are great folks!! We would recommend this location to anyone. It is much cooler than down by the beach!

Dorothee User Profile
August 2017
Bernie and Kevin are such wonderful and loving people who provide an amazing place to stay as well as great breakfast and gear for snorkeling/bodyboarding. We highly recommend their place for a stay in Big Island!

Rosie User Profile
July 2017
We had a lovely stay with Bernie and Kevin, the house is beautiful and well situated on the island. We were in the Ohia room which included a shared bathroom which was spacious and clean! The hosts perpared a great breakfast for us as we were staying over 4 nights which included fresh fruit, bagels, yoghurts and juice! Snorkels and body boards were also their for our use! We would definitely recommend staying at this place and would happily do so again, thanks for having us!

Ze User Profile
June 2017
Great place. Clean, spacious and the hosts serve a great breakfast.

Sebastian User Profile
May 2017
We felt very comfortable at Bernies place. You need a car tough, but then it is perfect to visit the west of big island.

Giulia User Profile
April 2017
Bernie's rooms are adorable! Really beautiful decorated, very clean and they got everything you need. I highly recommend her rooms

James User Profile
April 2017
We just got back from our time in Hawai'i and are so happy that we chose to stay with Bernie & Kevin. They embody the "aloha spirit" and are the perfect hosts. They were there to answer any questions we had, but allowed us plenty of privacy too. And Bernie's breakfasts are soooo "ono" (delicious in Hawaiian). Seriously, you've never had a breakfast so pretty! I'm still thinking about her incredible homemade lililkoi butter - YUM! Kevin is kind, patient, and a wealth of information about his neighbourhood and the whole Big Island. The location is quiet, surrounded by gorgeous greenery, and close to everywhere you want to be. We stayed in the "Ohia" room, and it was perfectly appointed and super clean. This room has a shared bathroom - but that was never an issue. So if you're looking at Bernie's room details and thinking the shared bathroom may not be for you, don't worry at all! It's super clean, large, right down the hall, and was always available whenever we needed it. All in all we had a magical time on the Big Island, and Bernie & Kevin's was the perfect place to rest our weary heads after a day of exploring. A heartfelt mahalo to you both, and big hugs from your Canadian ohana!

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Captain Cook, Hawaii, United StatesJoined in March 2013
Bernie User ProfileBernie is a superhost.

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 9 year old Shit 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.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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