About this listing
Cozy room w/ queen bed. Private half bath: hair dryer, medicine cabinet, sink and commode. Room has private refrigerator, closet, TV, clock and dresser. Ceiling fan and comfy chair for reading.Private key locked. Taxes included in fee.
Private, key locked Plumeria room is equipped with a queen sized bed. It has a private half bath, large TV and closet space for clothes and luggage. A comfy chair for reading or watching tv is provided. Refrigerator in room for your personal use. See Tutu's Tranquil Nest.
Tropical décor, high end linen and towels. A 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 (email hidden). 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.
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 safe NuWave cooktop and other kitchen equipment for preparing your meals. Free 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. All guests are treated like family and are encouraged to intact with hosts and other guests as much as they feel comfortable with. We welcome everyone to our "ohana" (family). A simple continental style breakfast is served the first two days of your four or more nights stay.
We are in a quiet established neighborhood where each resident is watchful for unusual ongoings.
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.
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. Passwords etc in binders in room available after check in.
From Jan 30 - Dec 31, 2015 the minimum stay is 3 nights.
My husband and I had a wonderful one-week stay with Bernie and Kevin. Their place was immaculate and cozy in a pleasant residential neighborhood, close to many attractions. Bernie provided a wonderful breakfast the first two days with so many local fruits; her orchids and hibiscus were an incredible touch. No need to pack snorkeling equipment; they provided (along with other amenities such as a hair dryer). Guests have access to a refrigerator in their room, and a larger one to share in the dining area. There also are accommodations for preparing meals, washing dishes and doing laundry. Great place. Would happily return for our next visit.
Majalo, Bernie and Kevin
Bernie's place was great. It was spotless and had all the amenities one would need. There is a mini fridge in the room, snorkel gear and boogie boards provided and Bernie and Kevin provided a great breakfast in the morning. They were even able to accommodate us one morning as we wanted to get an early start so they made us breakfast early at 7AM. The place is well located in Captain Cook and best of all is only a short 10min walk to the entrance to the path down to Kealakekua Bay. I would definitely come back and stay here.
Bernie's place is nothing short of immaculate. It was such an amazing experience waking up in the morning to a spread of amazing fresh fruits, yogurts and pastries!
I highly recommend this place!
Bernie and Kevin are awesome and it was a delight getting to know them!
We plan on coming back to the Big Island in the future and will definitely be staying here again!!
Extremely clean, perfectly prepared, awesome breakfast. Definitely a recommendation!
Bernie and Kevin are amazing hosts. They did everything to make us feel welcomed. The place was in immaculate condition and we had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Breakfasts were top notch and the portions were more than generous. Easily the best Airbnb experience we've had so far (5 bookings to date). Highly recommended and will definitely return given half the chance.
Bernies place is great, we had a wonderful time. Very clean, bed was sooo confy and the room very well furnished. Highly recommend it!!
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About the Host, Bernie
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.