About this listing
I am located in beautiful Kailua-Kona, famous for it's world class beaches, snorkeling, diving, kayaking, hiking, biking, swimming with dolphins, and whale watching. I'm situated in the middle of all this and more. Convenient to town and shopping, an
Interaction with Guests
I love contact with my guests and having lived here for 25 years I enjoy sharing all that I love about the island. I like being available when they arrive so that I can begin to get to know them, and to orient them to the area. I do travel some, and I always make sure that a neighbor/friend will check in on them and be of help if needed. I also stay in touch via email during their stay. It's important to me that my guests have a positive experience.
NO SMOKING PROPERTY
A really quiet neighborhood. NO LOUD PARTIES, or late night noise, requested of guests.
Kona does not have public transportation. A rental car is a necessity.
Other Things to Note
I enjoy hosting families, therefore, I do not charge the extra persons fee for children under 18 years of age. When listing the number in the party just list the adults and make note in the request that there are children, how many, and ages, please.
NO SMOKING ON PROPERTY, no late night loud parties, use of illegal substances or heavy drinking. Laundry is offered for a stay of 6 days or more and is to be done between 8am and 6pm by arrangement with the owner.
Star made us feel immediately at home. The two-bedroom apartment was spacious and elegant and exactly as described. It is located in the hills above Kailua in a quite residential area. It's about a 9 minute drive from the airport and 15 minutes from downtown Kailua. The surrounding gardens are spectacular; full of fruit trees, coffee plants, and beautiful tropical birds. The elevation makes it cool at night, which is a relief from the summer humidity. It's a great place to wake up in the morning and relax in the evening after sunset. You're also sufficiently away from downtown lighting, that star gazing on a clear night is quite spectacular. I have no hesitation in recommending it as a base for touring around the entire western part of Big Island.
Thanks Ronin. It was lovely having you and Qi as guests. It sounds like you found all the things I love about living where I do, especially the outdoor lifestyle. Had I known you were a stargazer, as am I, would have recommended a trip to the top of Mauna Kea.
Star의 집은 kona airport에서 차로 10분 거리에 있고 찾기도 쉬웠습니다. Walmart ,safeway,costco가 가까운 곳에 있어 간단한 먹을거리를 사고 주유하기도 편합니다.
집은 깨끗하고 햇볕이 잘 들어 아주 환했고, 저녁마다 거실에서 바다로 저무는 sunset을 볼 수 있어 좋았습니다.새소리를 들으며 기분좋게 아침을 시작할 수 있구요. 집이 산중턱이라 산바람 때문에 에어컨이 필요없을 정도로 시원합니다.
주방에는 온갖 소스와 양념류가 갖춰져 있어서 간단한 요리를 하기에 부족함이 없었구요. 물놀이용품은 정말 풍족해서 집에서 따로 가져가거나 살 필요가 없었습니다. 어른 및 아이용 스노클링 장비와 아쿠아 슈즈,부기보드, 비치체어 ,파라솔 ,쿨링박스, 샌드놀이용 토이 등등 부족한게 없지요.
특히 star가 알려준 waialea bay의 beach69는 아이와 스노클링 하기에 환상의 조건이었어요. 수심이 잔잔하고 깊지 않은데다 온갖 종류의 물고기를 볼 수 있지요. 나무도 많아 그늘 아래서 쉬기 좋구요. 가까운 곳에 Hapuna beach 는 파도가 쎄서 부기보드 타기에 좋구요.
아름다운 빅 아일랜드는 star와 같은 친절하고 배려하는 좋은 host가 있어서 우리 가족에게 더 좋은 기억으로 남을것 같아요. 특히 Josh에게 보여준 따뜻한 관심과 매일 내려주신 suprise basket은 아이에게 너무나 큰 즐거움이었어요. 다시 감사드려요. 이별 선물로 주신 강아지와 범고래 인형은 각각 Jojo 와 willy로 지어서 매일밤 끌어안고 잔답니다. 가을에 한국 오시면 꼭 연락주세요. We miss you!!!
it was just great! we loved to stay at her apartement. it was close to the airport and a bit elevated in the "mountains". the view was beautiful, especially in the evening the sunset...
if we had a question, we could always ask elisabeth... if you need help with tipps where to go on big island, she knows the best places. i just can recommend to stay there!
Peaceful neighborhood. Great place. Star was super helpful and kind. Great for our 19 month old with toys and books and everything we needed for the beach.
Star was very hospitable and the place was very well cared for. It had everything that I needed and I had a great time on the island. It was a convenient location close to the airport too! I'll stay here again if I'm back on the island.
Star was a wonderful host. The house is very clean and comfortable. I would definitely stay there again and would recommend it to anyone. If you are a dog owner and are sad about leaving your dog while on vacation, worry not as Star has a dog and her neighbors have dogs that who all enjoy meeting you and hanging out.
Star was a most gracious host and made us feel immediately at home. The space is bright, cheerful and provided good access to both downtown Kona and Kohala area beaches. We loved the dogs & cats in the neighborhood and thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Thanks for making our family vacation special. :-)
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About the Host, Elizabeth Star
I am a retired preschool teacher, still working and living an incredible life of 25 years in Kailua-Kona. I have a wonderful dog named JoJo who is companion to my adventures. I love the beaches, snorkeling, and hiking. Just about anything outdoors makes me happy. I love sharing what I love about the island with my guests. I can help you tailor your vacation to be the memory of a great adventure!