Ohia Room @ Tutu's Tranquil Nest

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

The Space

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. 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 located at breakfast bar. 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.

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. 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 at no charge.

The Neighborhood

Quiet location, cool elevation, only a short distance to most attractions yet away of the hustle and bustle of town.

Getting around

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.

Permit Number: W03161250-01

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $415 /week
Monthly Price: $1450 /month
Security Deposit: $125
Cleaning Fee: $45
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Our stay at Tutu's Tranquil Nest couldn't have been better! The location is great to explore Big Island's west coast, and when the weather's good, make sure to check out two-step bay where you even might be able to snorkel with dolphins! We only got to meet Kevin during our stay, and he was such a welcoing and helpful host. The continental breakfast he provided was excellent and the room and bathroom were absolutely clean and comfortable. Overall a great place to stay! Thank you Kevin and Bernie :-)

    April 2014
  • Un accueil très sympathique, avec deux petits dej très copieux offerts. Tous est confortable, la salle de bain avec une grande douche italienne, un coin cuisine avec tout le nécessaire, le cadre calme et proche en voiture des différentes activités. Tout est propre rien à redire, Bernie et Kevin savent s'occuper de leurs hôtes.

    March 2014
  • Hosts were extremely hospitable, and the accommodations were excellent. I absolutely plan on a return visit! I would definitely recommend this B&B to anyone!!!

    February 2014
  • What a wonderful gem!
    I really enjoyed my stay, I just wish it was not for work as I would have loved to spend more time here. Bernie and her husband are great hosts. The breakfast she prepared for me was incredible and then the tradition she has of having dinner with all her guests really made me feel welcome. We talked and talked and the food was wonderful,
    One of the really great things is that I was able to take advantage of the handicap accessibility of this B&B. The walk in - HUGE-shower, hand rails in the hall and motion sensitive lighting was greatly appreciated. I have some issues with arthritis, with good and bad days. I had no worries while here.
    I will definitely come back again.

    January 2014
  • Bernie & Kevin’s house is the best place to stay on Big Island. Literally no need to look any further. They are the best hosts you can imagine, always nice, helpful and available for any kind of questions. The bedroom and bathroom are very clean, big and fully equipped. The breakfast was very delicious and we can’t imagine a better start in the morning. We highly recommend a stay at Bernie & Kevin's place.

    November 2013
  • I had such a wonderful time at Bernie's. Her house is so welcoming and she's such a great host. Everything was just perfect!
    Bernie gathered us with her homemade treats and that was so so delicious!!! I highly recommend this little paradise in beautiful Kona area!!!

    October 2013
  • Our stay in the Ohia room was just perfect! We had wonderful hosts. Both were very kind to us! The room is new, comfortable and very clean! The breakfast was very delicious! We highly recommend a stay by Bernie and her husband Kevin!

    October 2013
    Response from Bernie:

    Hi Maria & Isa, we really miss you both! It was sad to see you leave. We both wish you well in all endeavors that come your way. You were very special guests and if you ever have a chance to return please give us a call. Thank you so much for the lovely note and Swiss Chocolate. Now we are spoiled! God bless, Bernie, Kevin & Prissy

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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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