Tropical Hideaway is a charming Hawaii-style studio apartment in a lush garden setting, with ocean views, a salt swimming pool with waterfall, & private hot tub--just minutes away from fabulous snorkeling, kayaking, diving & dolphin experiences.
The Studio has an ocean view (we are 2.5 miles above the shoreline) as well as lovely garden views. It features a covered outdoor patio with private hot tub, dining area, and gas fired BBQ. There is a queen bed, double futon couch, fully equipped kitchenette (refrigerator, toaster oven, 2 burner hot plate, microwave, coffee maker, coffee grinder, utensils, dishes, etc.) with filtered drinking water, plus an indoor dining area, cable, Smart TV/DVD, high speed wireless internet, and CD player with adapter for ipod. Cell service is available. A half bath and dressing area are inside, and a private outdoor shower (hot and cold water) is adjacent to the hot tub. There is also a washer and dryer near the Studio.
There is a private yard with herb garden, and guests share access to the remaining gardens and pool area with the two permanent residents. The pool is a chemical-free salt pool.
The Studio is screened in the Hawaiian style (no glass), so as to be open to the tropical outdoor setting, pleasant breezes and nature's wonders. We also supply beach chairs, boogie boards, coolers, some snorkel gear, beach towels and straw mats.
This wonderful location is three minutes from the best snorkeling on the island, with wild dolphins and turtles as well. It is in a lush, tropical area, filled with fruit trees and gardens--private and rural, yet within easy driving distance of a variety of cultural sites and natural wonders. There are several quality restaurants, organic produce stands, and a grocery store nearby. There are also a variety of convenience stores within a short driving distance, and you are only 30 minutes away from the heart of Kailua-Kona. Volcano National Park is a 1.5 hour drive.
Interaction with Guests
I like to greet the guests and show them around. I'm available for questions and if they need anything, and otherwise I give them privacy.
The neighborhood is in a peaceful, rural agricultural area, comprised of mostly Kona coffee farms, macadamia nuts, and tropical fruit.
Because Tropical Hideaway is in a rural area, you really need to rent a car to get around.
Kathy was a wonderful host, providing much Aloha to us upon arrival. The property was even more wonderful than depicted online. A true Hawaiian experience without all the tourists and sterile hotel environs.
Tropical Hideaway is perfect for anyone who loves nature. We loved the screened-in style studio because we could enjoy the warm Hawaiian air 24 hours a day. The hot tub, outdoor shower, and freshly-picked fruit were nice assets. Kathleen was kind and generous and a great local resource.
Exactly what we wanted and hoped for! The Tropical Hideaway was minutes away from Two Step beach, the best snorkeling on the island. And the studio itself - just gorgeous. They have everything you could ask for - masks, snorkels, fins, boogie boards, beach chairs, kitchen, washer/dryer, and a great outdoor shower overlooking the ocean. The studio was very tidy and clean. There were many tropical flowers and fruits which they shared with us. We made use of the private hot tub, which was quite nice. Never jumped in the pool. If we return to the Big Island, we would definitely stay here again! Thank you!
I've had a love affair with Hawaii since I first lived on Maui in the '60s. I am thrilled to be able to offer a vacation rental in the Captain Cook/Honaunau area, which is my favorite place to live. I love to swim every morning, often with dolphins. My passion is photography, and I film and photograph dolphins, whales, turtles, etc. underwater, as well as landscapes and black and white infrared photography.