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).
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.
Bernies place is great, we had a wonderful time. Very clean, bed was sooo confy and the room very well furnished. Highly recommend it!!
Bernie is a gracious host that blesses you with Aloha hospitality. Breakfast was a beautiful combination of her baked goods, fresh tropical fruit artfully presented, eggs, yogurt, fresh juice, coffee, tea. What a feast! Everything is immaculate, and the quality of linens, decor, mattress are all high quality. We slept well each night. We also made new friends thst I hope will last. Kevin and Bernie are Precious hosts. They deserves 5 stars.
Bernie and Kevin are wonderful hosts with every attention to detail. If you are looking for the true "aloha spirit" then this the place...nice quiet neighborhood. The next time I'm in kona I will certainly come back for a visit. I will recommend this accommodation to all!
Perfect place to stay in Kona! Bernie is wonderful, helpful and welcoming. The pictures of the outside of the house and the rooms do not capture the cleanliness, airiness and beautiful decoration. The Plumeria room was smaller than the other rooms, but absolutely perfect. The bedding and linens are nicer than home! The meals are bountiful and delicious....warm banana muffins were to die for! I loved the opportunity to meet interesting people at breakfast and share information about the island. A car is needed to drive to beaches, into town and around the island. I can't wait to return to Tutu's...I miss everything about it already!
Three weeks at Tutu's Tranquil Nest in the Plumeria Room.
Wonderful holiday on a sacret place with peaceful nice people.
Clean and comfortable rooms. I slept on air in that big bed. Like a cloud. Amazing breakfast with home-made cake and fresh fruits.
Bernie and Kevin satisfied the needs of the guests carefully. Bernie served an selfmade avocado dip or humus from their garden. We sit on the terrasse, talked together. I wish them both a blessed time and hope to see them again on Big Island, Captain Cook Rd.
La acogida fuèmuy amistosa, el lugar està limpio y con lo que se necsita. la situaciòn està situado a 500m dealtitud, relativamente lejos de kona, unos 20 km y de la playa unos 10km , el supermercado està a 10 minutos andando. Es un lugar bonito , pero es fundamental disponer de vehìculo propio. El taxi desde el aeropuerto son 80 US$ en hora punta y volver a kona para ver el ironman me costò 60 US$.
La experiencia està descrita en mi blog
desde el 11 al 15 de octubre
bernie te obsequia con 2 desayunos opìparos en dos dìas consecutivos
buena experiencia y para terminar el marido de bernie, kevin me devolviò al aeropuerto en su jeep particular.
I had a wonderful stay at Bernie and Kevin's home. It is beautifully furnished and everything you need has been thought of. It is a little way out from the tourist hub but I loved the location, very cool and peaceful. It felt like my home away from home. I would definitely stay there again if I go back to Hawaii, and would recommend it to anyone. Thank you so much Bernie and Kevin!
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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 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.