Our cool and comfortable studio apartment with cottage charm has a truly relaxed feeling! It comfortably fits two and is centrally located between hot beaches and cool mountain hikes. You're just miles from popular downtown Kona, beautiful beaches, glorious food & all your shopping needs.
We are only about five miles from town on the side of the mountain at a cool elevation. Our guests tell us they enjoy the cooler elevation after a long day exploring the beach or shopping in the heat of town.
Interaction with Guests
One of our greatest joys is meeting new people & discovering new cultures. We own a successful photography business which means lots of opportunities to see the beauty of our island & offer you a guided experience when desired. The more we know about your interests the better we can serve you.
As a bonus, our guest will receive a discount on a beach portrait session or a photo day.
We love our Hawaiian lush neighborhood. Our street has been nicknamed 'Avocado Ave.' because there are so many lush trees and often there is plenty to pick up as you walk.
Just up the street is: one of our favorite hikes on Hao Street, Kona Mountain Thunder for coffee, 'A Walk in the Clouds' and much more to explore.
Other Things to Note
We will provide coffee & tea. Also, we have avocado, lemon, banana & allspice trees that we offer our guest when in season.
We have high expectations on ourselves for a clean and comfortable place for you to enjoy. Please help us to keep it that way with no smoking on the property.
Naomi and Bob are exceptional host! They greeted us with shell leis upon arrival. A ripe pineapple, beers and snacks were waiting for us in our room. Naomi checked on us during our stay and bid us goodbye with delicious chocolates. The room is beautifully decorated. The kitchen well stocked. The bedroom has a comfortable bed, flat screen TV, the washer and dryer room has lots of space to stow away your luggage. The outdoor patio is very relaxing and comfortable. The neighbourhood is quiet. The studio is 10-15 mins drive from Kona attractions. This was our first Airbnb rental and we couldn't have asked for a better experience. Naomi and Bob were perfect host and we would definitely stay at your studio when we return to Big Island!
This was my first airbnb experience and I can only hope in the future they are all just as amazing !! This charming studio had everything and more . It not only made my trip extremely comfortable but also made me feel right at home . You can tell Naomi & Bob take pride in this little slice of heaven on the big island and have paid attention to every detail to make this studio an outstanding experience . Greeted with a smile , a may I help you with your luggage and a tasty pineapple were all a sweet added bonus . Mahalo for eveything !!
Perfect, cozy, clean studio in a jungly environment for a stay on Kona. Naomi and Bob welcomed us with leis and were incredibly accommodating. Studio has everything you need and a great outside area for relaxing. Would stay here again if we come back!
We had a wonderful stay at this studio! Bob and Naomi are excellent hosts, and were very accommodating. They gave us great suggestions on sights to see, and provide plenty of beach accessories and more at the studio to take with you on your drives to the beach. Made for the perfect place to stay as we explored the western side of Hawaii, we would certainly love to stay there again.
From the moment we arrived, we knew this place was going to be perfect for us! Naomi greeted us with Hawaiian necklaces and showed us around the place. The space is beautiful! You can tell that Naomi and Bob take great pride in this space, and all the little details make it like home. We especially loved the BBQ and beautiful outdoor patio that we used each night to cook our dinner, and eat it outside with the geckos! Naomi and Bob were beyond helpful throughout our trip. Anything we needed, they were happy to help, including providing us with fresh avocados from their garden that we used to make delicious guacamole! Yum! It was also so great to have access to beach chairs, boogie boards, a cooler, and beach mats that we could take to the beach when we went. It is all of the little things that Naomi and Bob have thought of that made our trip relaxed and carefree. We couldn't have asked for better hosts, and we will most definitely be staying here again when we come back to Kona :)
Great home base for the Kona area. Naomi was there to greet us upon arrival and show us the studio, giving helpful hints for groceries, etc. Easy communication all along with her. Clean, comfortable, well-appointed. Beach towels, boogie boards, mats, cooler, and beach chairs provided for our use while staying there. Guidebooks and other local info. Kitchen was well-stocked, we ate in all 3 nights using the grill. Comfortable bed and hot shower. Nicely decorated. Quiet neighborhood and Naomi and her family respectful of our space. Air purifier and ceiling fan, along with an extra box fan, are provided if you need to cool off or have something to cover nature sounds for sleeping. This is a great place and was so much better than staying down on the strip with beach hotels and noise and tourists. It was a great experience and we highly recommend it.
This was my best AirBnB experience to date! The studio had every little thing I needed or hoped for... and was a fantastic place to arrive after a long plane ride. If you are staying in Kona area I wholeheartedly recommend staying here!
Aloha! I have been in Hawaii for over 14 years and I live here with my husband, Bob, who is a professional photographer and our youngest son, Calvin. I grew up helping my parents to manage rentals and I have owned a rental in Virginia Beach for over ten years and our current rental for over 9 years. I love great food, hiking, diving, traveling and meeting new people. I have been blessed by the guests that have traveled from many countries and the joy of sharing my love for Big Island Hawaii.