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Hale Ohala -Private suite! Experience Kona with palm trees by the pool, hot tub, ocean views, gourmet kitchen & location! The location is amazing, nearby some of worlds best beaches, airpot and popular tourist destinations.
Perfect Location! Aloha
Large ocean view home private suite with own entrance above the airport, pool & hot tub. The location is perfect, close access to airport, beaches and popular sites while escaping touristville of downtown Kona (7 mil away).
We aren't just saying this because it's our home but if we were visiting the Big Island the location and amenities of our home would be exactly what we would look for, there is just everything you need and more plus a wonderful location. You won't be disappointed.
The reason we have opened up our house to guest is we believe if we were traveling somewhere our house would be a great fit and a place we would want to stay. Amenities of a resort: hot tub, pool, private cabana, bbq, gourmet kitchen while having the privacy of your own room and entrance without the craziness of hundreds of families around you and packed restaurants. The location of our home is great because often times people want to stay in "downtown Kona" but you will find that actually you won't spend much time there, it's cute and fun to see and only 7 miles away but it's one of the many places to see on the Big Island. Seven miles to downtown Kona is a quick drive, but even better we are closer to all the beaches. In fact some of the worlds best are located less than 10 minutes from the house. A lot of visiting on Big Island consist of traveling all over the island. Our location is key to that option, very close to beach access points, as well as the main roads that get you to and around the amazing Big Island.
You will have your own 32" TV in your bedroom with cable options, free wifi, private bathroom and ocean view, sitting area, coffee pot, and clothes storage as well as access to gourmet kitchen, bbq, private pool and hot tub. We have found that our guest like to go to Costco which is very close to the house to stock up on snacks and food to prep for meals.
We leave the amount of interaction up to our guest. We are happy to chat and discuss options around the island, or to give them own private space and let them do their own thing. We have ended up with some of our guest doing a BBQ and Cocktails by pool and hot tub into the late night with some great music playing. While some check-in and do their own thing their entire trip. Either is fine with us. We want our guest to feel comfortable and do our best to give them what they desire.
This neighborhood has great ocean views, large home with great private layout. Our guest will often go for walks around neighborhood just soaking in the great views.
The Big Island is huge really there is no other option than to Rent a Car on this island, because it is the only real option sometimes the island books up with cars, we do have extra car so if we need to we can discuss option to rent out a vehicle with your stay.
You will have full access to the amazing backyard with pool, hot tub, bbq, inside wonderful kitchen with all the tools you need to make a wonderful dinner. Mix the back yard and a great meal and you will be in true hawaii bliss.
Interaction with Guests
We are laid back and leave the amount of interaction in the total control of our houseguest. We are totally okay with just being a place for you to crash or we love as well meeting wonderful people from all over the world and staying up at night having a glass of wine together. We go with whatever our guest desire.
The location of this neighborhood is amazing. You are just 7 miles to "downtown kona" but better yet your are 3 miles from the airport, close to best food shopping resources, there is a local market 2 miles away and Costco is 3 miles away. All the wonderful beaches of the big island are nearby. One of the top beaches in the world located just 10 minutes away - we love to visit Kua Bay!
You will need to rent a car. This island is indeed BIG and we don't have a suitable public transportation as everything is too spread out. We do rent our cars out if you are interested when booking we can do a complete package and pick you up from the airport too. Just mention it in your request.
Other Things to Note
Gavin is the boss of the house :) he's the adorable chi-weenie! He is super friendly and has the true laid back aloha spirit. You can catch him in the back yard getting his tan on! He loves his sunshine.
We really just ask that we respect each other and clean up after ourselves. If you have question please don't hesitate to ask us we are happy to help if its something we can.
Even though it was only one night, we really enjoyed our stay with Curtis and Rocco. Curtis was very friendly, and he took the time to show us around the room, their house, and the pool. The room was very comfortable, and we appreciated that there was coffee in the morning. We also loved playing with their dog, Gavin!
The room is beautifully setup with a nice view of the ocean in the distance. We were there for just a night, but will definitely plan to stay longer next time.
We checked in late and checked out early so didn't get to meet the hosts, but they were really nice and responsive over messages giving us all the necessary information.
Curtis and Rocco were friendly, helpful and laid back hosts. We stayed for 2 nights and were out and about for most of our visit but they made us feel very welcome in their lovely guest room. There was plenty of space and we loved the coffee machine, overhead fan, steady supply of towels, restaurant recommendations, and the sound of birds in the morning.
It was great to be able to borrow beach gear as it allowed us to have a beautiful morning snorkelling.
We didn't use the pool but it would be a lovely option if you're staying longer.
They are situated a bit out of town in a residential area which made it easy to get onto the main road to the beaches, airport and saddle road. In fact we didn't need to go into central Kona at all.
Curtis and Rocco are very nice people and they made us feel at home straight away. Their place is as described: a nice and cosy loft in a great location. It's close to everything (airport, shops, nice beaches...) so it's the perfect place to start a trip around the Big Island. Don't hesitate to stay there if you ever get the chance!
Highly recommend. Relaxing home was spacious and immaculate. Hosts friendly. 2 nights. Our first airbnb experience.
Ah, where to begin? Curtis, Rocco, and their pup Gavin are truly amazing hosts and have a fantastic home that they fully welcome you into! The room is cute and private; there is snorkel gear and beach chairs available to borrow: and the hot tub is a major plus! My friend and I had such a great experience in Kona, and Curtis and Rocco were so sweet and an integral part in making that happen! They let us come back to their place even after checking out to shower before our flight to the next island. You will have no regrets booking this place! The hosts and room are fantastic. Thanks again, CR&G! :)
Curtis and Rocco were very welcoming and opened up their entire house to us. It was amazing that they let us use their kitchen utensils, fridge and dryer. The suite along with the house amenities are no less than staying at a good hotel.....tasty coffee, small breakfast items, toiletries and a great hot tub to relax in after a long day. They also have a large number of beach equipment (coolers, chairs, boogie boards, snorkels etc.) which we made great use of everyday.
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About the Host, Curtis And Rocco
We are an entrepreneur couple that loves the island life, we own a local bar in Kona as well as a Salon in Reno, NV. Kona makes us happy and love exploring new places everyday. We have made our home lovely to enjoy with friends, family, and guest. Its everything we could think about if we were wanting to visit and stay at someone else's home. So please come enjoy our space! We love meeting friendly people, having good conversations, and making memories. If you say you live your life to the fullest Hawaii is an amazing place to make that happen. We look forward to meeting more great people from all over the world.