Plumeria Room@Tutu's Tranquil Nest

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

The Space

Private, keyed lock Plumeria room is handicapped accessible and comes with a fully adjustable twin bed equipped with memory foam mattress. Has private half bath, large TV and closet space for clothes and luggage. A comfy chair for reading or watching tv is provided. See Tutu's Tranquil Nest.

Tropical décor, high end linen and towels. Adjustable bed is plush with special foam mattress. 1/2 bath equipped with hair dryer, adjustable mirror, medicine cabinet. Overlooks Bernie's orchid collection. Price includes mandatory Hawaii state taxes.

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. The two entries have wheelchair accessible ramps into home. Large table and chairs on patio to enjoy beverages and to "talk story". Overlooks our garden with tropical flora and fruit trees. (A work in progress). Beach towels and equipment available at no charge.

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

There is a bus stop at the entrance to Captain Cook Rd. on Hwy 19 that has routes that cover the entire island for a nominal fee. If you choose to rent a care you will have access to free parking on the premises.

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 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

All common areas, breakfast bar and dining areas equipped with refrig, toaster oven, micro, coffee maker, dinnerware etc. Washer and dryer available for nominal fee (detergent and fabric softener included). Full covered Patio with sink and NuWave cooktop and other kitchen equipment for preparing your meals. Parking on premises.

Interaction with Guests

As much as they are comfortable with. We are available to answer any questions and make suggestions of special areas to see.

The Neighborhood

We are in a quiet established neighborhood where each resident is watchful for unusual ongoings.

Getting around

If time is not an issue we have a bus system that is capable of taking you around the island with stops in all little towns throughout island.

Other Things to Note

Away from the hustle and bustle of town yet only 15 to 20 minutes away glorious beaches, shopping and attractions. Prices include all required transient taxes by the State of Hawaii.

Permit Number: W03161250-01

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $345 /week
Monthly Price: $1200 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $45
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Well I thought this room was amazing!!! I was so sorry not to have met Bernie because the reviews I read about her were also great… I did meet Kevin, her husband, who I thought was one of the nicest people I’ve met. I thought his sense of humour was brilliant too!!!
    He had so many tips about the neighbourhood and because he is Hawaiian, (born and raised on the Big Island) he knows so much about the culture and was willing to point me in the right direction for pretty much anything… The breakfasts were incredible… The Likeloi Butter was so amazing!! So the room was cosy, the bed very comfy and I had my own toilet!! I shared the shower, which is wheelchair friendly by the way... There was a fridge in the room and if you needed more space there was an even bigger fridge in the common room... Two entrances made it easy to come and go.. parking was easy... They had everything you needed...
    The area felt safe. I became friendly with two other couples (one from my home town!!) and thought it was the perfect place to stay if you didn’t want to be in the town of Kona. Their bnb is so close to “2 step” and right around the corner from the beginning of the famous and tough Captain Cook hike trail, which takes you right down to the monument (bring enough water!!). This booking was a last minute booking to tie me over as I arrived early on big island… I was very sad about leaving so I must have subconsciously left my reef booties in order to return and say hi again... which I did the next day... When I return to the big island I will definitely consider staying here again!!!! Thanks Kevin and Bernie!!!!

    April 2014
  • Deluxe accommodations at a bargain price. Great location. Friendly accommodating hosts. The included breakfasts on the first two days were to die for. Highest recommendations.

    March 2014
  • It's such a nice room in a very quiet place
    Everything is clean and there is everything you need
    The bed is very comfortable
    The breakfast was wonderful
    I love to hang out on this terrace!
    Bernie and Kevin are very friendly and all the time helpful.
    I really enjoyed my stay and I can not imagine a better place!


    March 2014
  • aunty bernie was a lovely and amazing host! she and uncle took care of me very well while also allowing me my privacy... a rare balance in a host!

    also... the breakfast was amazing.... fresh fruits and breads .... and the presentation was adorable. all the amenities i needed and clear house rules that were easy to abide by.

    very caring people who would be able to give you all the help and tips you need during your stay!

    much love and aloha.

    February 2014
  • Bernie is a great host! It's a beautiful place with a super clean room, comfortable bed. and great bathroom. The first two days this amazing breakfast is included.
    Laundry is also available for 2$ each load.
    I highly recommend staying at Bernies location in Captain Cook, which is close to Kona. I found some good restaurants and Café in Captain Cook and there are also a few pretty beaches on this always-sunny-westcoast.
    Thanks for hosting me, I would definitely like to come again!

    January 2014
  • I loved my stay at Bernie and Kevin's place and I was very sad to leave. Bernie and Kevin are very generous hosts who make me feel extremely welcomed and at home. The Plumeria room is perfect for one person, very clean and well decorated. All is brand new.
    I really appreciated the breakfasts that Bernie cooked for me. I was not expecting them and I think they were the best I had during my three-months trip in Hawaii!
    Bernie and Kevin really pay attention to their guest and make sure that we have everything we need.
    I would recommend this place to anyone who wish to stay on the Kona side of the island.

    January 2014
  • I want to thank Bernie and her husband again for the wonderful time I had in the house, they are great hosts.
    The house is new and very clean and there is everything you could want (towels, snorkel gear, bodyboard...)
    It's definitely a place to recommend. With a car you can go everywhere around Big Island.

    October 2013
    Response from Bernie:

    It was a pleasure having you as a guest. You are always welcome to visit and we highly recommend you to any other hosts. Mahalo, Bernie & Kevin

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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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