Bright, roomy bedroom with queen bed decorated in a balmy tropical theme. Large dresser, TV, recliner, double closets are included in this space. Private key lock. Taxes included in fee.
The large, bright Ohia room comes with a comfy queen size bed, large wall mounted tv, wifi access, recliner, closet space for your clothes and luggage. Has tasteful tropical décor and is very inviting. Private inroom 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, 5X power mirror, emergency light in room. Access to iron board and iron per request. Cool, comfortable and quiet. Very tastefully decorated for a memorable vacation. High quality linens and towels provided. Price includes all taxes required by Hawaii State Law.
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 (email hidden). Large patio at front entrance. Patio is equipped with washer/dryer, cabinet with sink, 2 thermal burners, 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, coolers etc. available at no charge.
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 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.
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 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, 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.
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. Our fully covered patio is equipped with a sink and gives you access to 2 thermal hot plates, 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 often have a "family night" when all rooms are booked to introduce guests to each other and enjoy a simple meal. We enjoy getting to know our guests and learn about their various cultures. We provide a continental style breakfast for the first two days of your visit when booked for three or more nights at no charge.
Quiet location, cool elevation, only a short distance to most attractions yet away of the hustle and bustle of town.
We do have a public bus that is capable of taking one around the island with many stops along the way. We recommend a rental car as your best option to go about your way without time constraints.
Other Things to Note
Price includes all taxes and fees as required for Hawaii Transient tax fees.
Reservations will be 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. If not approved once reservation has been confirmed, no others will be permitted on premises. Authorities will be contacted and trespassing charges will be brought against intruder. Original booking guest may stay, however if a confirmed guest chooses to leave, fees will not be reimbursed for original booking. This is a security issue and will be firmly dealt with. This is a non smoking property. No recreational /illicit drugs or excessive alcohol use will be tolerated, you will be asked to leave, authorities will be called and no refund will be given for nights not used. Be respectful of other guests, owners, neighbors and property. Keep noises to a minimum. 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, turn off lights and appliances when leaving premises or going to bed at night. 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. Remember that all common areas must be kept in a manner as you would wish to find them; neat, clean and uncluttered.
Bernie's accommodation was the best experience we have ever had with airbnb! The room was clean, spacious, and quiet. It was quite comfortable and cooled down to the perfect temperature at night. She has a nice little common cooking area on the front deck with a hotplate, sink, and all necessary kitchen utensils. Her breakfast in the mornings came in large quantities and were delicious! Bernie was very helpful to talk to and gave some valuable information about surrounding attractions. Would recommend staying with her to anyone!
Bernie was a great host. Her rooms and facilities are beautiful and very clean. The location is perfect - right in the center of the coffee belt with good restaurants close by as well as nice beaches for snorkeling. The snorkel masks and beach towels provided by Bernie are a big help for those without own gear.
Everything was as described but I'd say that the room is actually even nicer as the picture suggests.
As mentioned by others - her breakfast is phenomenal!
If there is a choice I'd probably select one of the two rooms with private toilet/sink. In our case we had the Ohia room where the sink and toilet are part of the common bathroom (only the shower though is shared by all guests). No issue for us as no other guests were there the first 2 days but I guess if all rooms are booked it might get a bit complicated.
Thanks for your suggestions. We will try to get better photos taken though most guests enjoy finding that their room actually is better than they had imagined! As for the shower being shared, so far it has not proven to be problematic. Our guests are out and about most of the day. Some prefer a shower in the morning while others have them in the evening. Majority of our guests are from Europe and they are used to shared facilities. I do however make sure that it is kept clean daily as well as all the other shared or common areas. We are working toward adding another full bath to our bnb as well as adding a half bath to the Ohia room. We enjoy interacting with all guests though try out best to give everyone time to themselves. We are still new to this endeavor and are trying to work out all the kinks as our home was not built with a bnb in mind. It has been a blessing though and we hope to continue making it a great place for anyone looking for a home away from home. Sharing the "aloha spirit" with everyone is our main goal. New friends are priceless and we will continue to include everyone we meet as part of our" Ohana" which is the Hawaiian word for family. Tutu's Tranquil Nest means grandma's peaceful home and that is what we want each guest to enjoy and remember. Mahalo, Bernie & Kevin
Bernie et Kevin sont un couple très attentionné et généreux qui sont là en tout temps pour vous aider. La section pour les voyageurs est distincte du reste de la maison. Il y a 3 chambres, un coin repas et un patio à partager; c'est un petit bijou!
Bernie and Kevin are amazing hosts, and very good people. The room and all house is the cleanest place we have ever stayed. Bernie prepared breakfast for two mornings, and they were the best breakfast that we had. Fruits were so tasty and fresh.
Photos are not doing the justice. Actual room and all house are much better that how they look on the photos.
We cannot say enough to explain our experience.
A place of tranquility and peace. I absolutely loved my stay here and met the other occupants and made a lifetime friend. The breakfasts were absolutely the most beautiful presentation and so ono.... I fell in love with the lilikoi butter and practically wanna drink it all. I enjoyed my stay and hospitality of Tutus Tranquil and would definitely stay there again!! There's so many awesome spots in town and love the people. Thanks so much for your kindness and letting me stay in your beautiful home.
Our hosts Bernie and Kevin made us feel very welcome in their home. They were very kind and generous and helped us nurse our colds with honey and fresh lemons from their tree. They provided breakfast for the first two mornings which included a fabulous fruit plate, cheeses, yogurt and baked goods. We cannot say enough about their generosity. Their home is well situated for visiting a variety of sites near Kona and is in a very nice neighborhood. We were certainly well looked after and would highly recommend staying there.
We stayed from Christmas eve till Jan 1st. I think best time we had for the breaks was here. We arrived on the Christmas Eve, late around 8 pm, due to unforeseen delays, Bernie had left the voice mail to my response and we found the keys in place and no problem getting in. We were glad as the place is very clean, neighbourhood is quite, bed was cozy and had a nice sleep.
The place is as bright and comfy as shown in the pics, no surprises there.
pros - near to all the beaches and snorkeling beaches, great breakfast (for 1st two days), nice drawers to keep all your stuff, all cutlery provided for cooking etc. and privacy. Kevin was nice to inform us about local places and we had a fabulous time in the Big Island. We did snorkeling, went to Hapuna beach ( 1 hr drive), saw the Mouna Kea sunset (1.2 hr) and Honaunau (0.5 hr) and zipline tour at Akaka falls (2 hr).
cons - Only cons I can think of is the place is 2 hrs drive from Hilo, HI. If you are not planning activities from that side of the island, its perfect.
Thank you Bernie and Kevin for making us feel right at home !!
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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.