Centrally located spacious suite with many amenities, including a large lanai and incredible ocean views from both bedrooms and lanai!
You can also book a whale watching, snorkel, dolphin, fishing excursion aboard a private charter boat.
Large suite, over 1200 ft, decorated Hawaiian Style with large lanai featuring a panoramic ocean view. Sleeps 4 comfortably with 2 bedrooms, one with a double bed, and other with king size. One bath, off the smaller bedroom. Breakfast nook with everything to create easy meals. Microwave, toaster, dishs, silver, glassware, bowls, and more. Very private lanai has a grill, seated dinning for 4, and lounge chairs over looking a bamboo garden with ocean view. Free cable, wifi.
I own a healthy cafe and with prior arrangements can serve up some great fresh, local meals for you! And don't forget to book your private ocean charter!
Free continental breakfast first morning includes coffee, tea, juice, fruit, baked goods.
Longer stays of over 5 days will be provided extra linens and laundry access.
Laundry for personal use with stays over 5 nights. Beach equipment, including lounge chairs, beach towels, boogie boards. The entire Bamboo Suite, lanai and gardens. It is a steep drive way coming in, but easy to get used to (see pics). That is why we have the great sunset views! Small price to pay.
Interaction with Guests
I work at my cafe allot, so most interaction is greeting you and getting you settled in, and if you visit my cafe. I am around on the weekends gardening if I am not at the beach!
Very quiet neighborhood in the Sunset area.
Central location minutes to town, dinning, beaches, theaters, restaurants, shopping, ect. However would advise renting a vehicle to enjoy all the Big Island has to offer!
Other Things to Note
Please note there is no kitchen sink in the breakfast nook. If you use the breakfast nook, you will need to use the bathroom sink to rinse. We hope to remodel into a full kitchen in the future (daily rate will go up). Also note, the Hawaiian stone steps leading to the entrance are probably not for the frail and elderly (see pics) Well behaved children are welcome!
No Smoking inside and outside gardens- anywhere on the property.
No barbecuing after 10 pm.
Carol totally embodies the Aloha spirit! We were welcomed with a platter of fresh fruit and drinks in the frig. She was super helpful and knowledgeable of the area and gave us some great beach tips.
The place is very comfortable with an UNBEATABLE sunset view. Sitting on the lanai with wine and cheese was a highlight of the trip.
Thanks for everything!
Great location, friendly host, spacious, comfortable beds, great view and deck. Wifi available. Dorm style fridge.
Nice furniture but little dusty. Could use a real floor and trim work throughout the whole unit. (Sorry, I'm a finish carpenter and these things I can't ignore). Good for early risers since activity starts around 6.30am upstairs, lasts around 2 hours.
Carol was an amazing host! She was informative and helpful and made sure all my needs were met. The location is very close to downtown Kailua-Kona. The apartment was spacious, clean, well-maintained--and had an amazing private deck with an ocean view. It looks just like the pictures. I was welcomed with a fruit platter with healthy homemade goodies. Carol was also generous enough to send me off to my volcano adventures with a packed breakfast AND lunch! I would definitely stay here again!
We loved Carol's apartment, it was really spacious (much more so than the photos even make it look), had a wonderful view, and was very central. Carol was gracious and welcomed us nicely, even providing cut fruit and baked goodies in our fridge when we got there. She was really busy the week we were there, but we like our privacy anyway. There were coolers and snorkel gear to borrow, which was a nice touch. The only negative was that she now runs her catering business out of her house and was up very early preparing food, running blenders, etc. above us. We are early risers so this was not such a problem for us but might be for others. I would still definitely recommend this apartment.
Thank you so much for the feed back, enjoyed having you here!. I am in transition right now and should be settled in another week. If you remember I did mention this and you did tell me you were early risers other wise I never would have started till after 8. Thank you again for staying with me!!!
A pleasant week in Kailua-Kona living in the Sunset Views neighborhood! The folks were friendly, the birds prolific (and noisy) and walking the steep hills gets you a good workout.
We found the apt as advertised - a slightly unfinished ohana on the back of a home just above town. The parking spot is just above the 12 lava rock steps down to the door, there's a king sized bed in a large open studio space, a full sized bedroom separated by a set of 2 steps (up and down) with the deck off the ocean side (down another set of 6 steps) and a roomy bathroom with step-in shower. So, if you don't mind steps, this is a good choice!
Enjoyed the space and the views from the inside and the deck.
The small refrigerator and appliances allowed us to have coffee and snacks while lounging around or on the deck enjoying the birds and the ocean views.
Internet was reliable, TV functional, all the linens were clean and in good repair, the fans kept it cool enough to sleep (it's at about 500' above sea level).
Carol was a pleasant and unobtrusive host who obviously knows what she's doing. Her cafe is in transition so we only got to sample the tasty snack bars and fruit she furnished upon arrival but the smells from her kitchen were yummy (we'll visit her new cafe next time we are in Kona).
TIP: I purchased the Big Island Revealed app ($8) instead of the guidebook ($18) and used it to find several good local restaurants, beaches and sights. It's updated more often than the book and, now that the cell coverage is strong and reliable on the Kona coast, I think it's the better option.
Carol's place is AMAZING! Breathtaking view of the ocean! The places is extremely roomy and we even have our own porch to see the Kona sunset. We got a chance to meet Carol while checking in and she made us felt just at home and she even left us some snacks in the fridge! Carol is very quick to reply to all of our questions and the location of her place cannot be beat. In terms of the place, it was extremely clean and breezy, there is no AC because you simply don't need it, I had two wonderful night of sleep with gentle sea breeze cooling the flat. I only wished we knew her place is this amazing beforehand so we could've spend more time there. Did I mention we saw whales breaching the ocean from her porch? When I go back to Kona, Carol's place will be on the top of the list as places to stay!
Ian, thank you so much! I just love sharing my little piece of paradise with my guests. I know it is hard when your surfing for the right place to stay by just looking at pictures, there is so much out there and you really never know what your going to get. So thank you for the great review, it will help future guests to know this is a great place to stay in Kona! Look forward to your next visit, breakfast is on me!!!
We had a great time at the Island of Hawaii. The Stay at Carols appartement was exactly that what we needed. It was confotable and the view from the lanai was spectacular. She made a delicious and healthy breakfast for us. Thank you so much carol for everything you did for us. If we are coming back, we would stay at your place again.
Chef/Owner Carols Cafe and Catering over 17 years
Owned Hawaiian Oasis Bed and Breakfast 5 years
Very active life style enjoying and sharing all Kona has to offer!!!
Daily ocean swims, snorkeling, biking, running, martial arts and weight training. Personal trainer and nutritionist over 30 years.
Besides cooking healthy gourmet local cuisine in my cafe , my passions include competing in local tri athalons, physique, and martial arts competitions.
I love helping crew with my good friend Craig Hawkins on the "C.Hawk" featuring the best snorkeling and fishing excursions on the island. One of the only boats that will accommodate up to 6 passengers requests in one trip! Deep sea fishing, or snorkeling with manta rays and dolphins, or whale watching!