About This Listing
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 and the home were great! My mom, aunt, bf, and I felt very welcomed with a last minute booking. Carol is very friendly and relaxed and wants her guests to feel comfortable! The location is great and Carol has many insights about the island. Also Carol graciously provides beach items such as chairs, snorkeling gear, and beach towels! Tip for next guests: don't expect to cook too much since you don't have access to a full kitchen, but there are great restaurants you can ask Carol about! Thank you for a great stay. Mahalo!
Enjoyed meeting you and your group. Kitchen is fully explained on Air B&B, sorry you missed it. Tip to guests- please take the time to read all the information I have provided, so you have no surprises! I always want guests to be happy with the accommodations, I am up front on exactly what to expect!!
Carol was a great host. Her lower level area with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, partial kitchenette, private lanai with ocean views, and private entrance was perfect for us. Wish we'd booked longer! Carol was always available to answer questions about which beach to hit or to lend beach stuff. And she's not intrusive at all, very casual. Mahalo, Carol.
We had a wonderful “finale grande” of our vacation in Carol’s Bamboosuite. The studio was easy to find. We liked it best under all of our stays. It served all our needs and kept all its promises and even more. The studio has enormous space available, is very comfortable and clean. The cute gecko-pets were warm welcomed little friends for us. Carol is a very nice person. We were happy everytime we met her and had some enjoyable, friendly conversations with her. She had some outstanding advices and tips for us (e.g. Delphin snorkel & fishing on open sea with Craig Hawkins). It’s worth watching the sunset from the lanai. (Geckos will also appear around you as they seem to love the sunset, too. Very cute.) We had a blast on the Big Island and the Bamboosuit and Carol contributed a big part to it. We are happy if we may visit this place again in the future. Thanks Carol, it was brilliant!
Sonya & Gunther
Our host was friendly and helpful; one of our group was ill and Carol provided directions to the Urgent Care clinic-very helpful.
Neighborhood was residential, nice homes. Ours had beautiful views of the ocean to the west. Furnishings were very nice. It would be a big improvement to have a sink in the kitchen area.
The space is quite roomy for two and adequate for three adults. Access to bathroom is through 2nd bedroom. 2nd bedroom has access to very nice deck overlooking yard.
Appreciate the review. You were wonderful guests!
Potential future guests-Please note -my website does not advertise a kitchen sink. I am very upfront about this. So please if you want a kitchen sink and this is important to you, you will not be happy with the rooms. I have provided a kitchen nook to make easy meals as an alternative to eating out all the time and I offer to wash your dishs and provide paper plates, utensils ect.
So instead of just getting 2 spacious rooms, a bath, and lanai with a panoramic ocean view, in a central location, you also get a barbecue, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, ect, for less than $100 per night. I am not permitted for a kitchen sink. So please no more comments about the kitchen sink!!!
Carol made us feel extremely welcome in Kona! She has lived there for 20 years and was eager to share her ins and outs about the island. The location (and views) are excellent being about halfway being Kona and Captain Cook--about 10-15 minutes either way.
My only regret is having just three days there!
About the Host, Carol
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!