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.
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!
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!
My partner and i will never forget this place! The most perfect little studio with everything you need plus more. We loved our stay and didnt want to leave. Naomi and Bob are the nicest most humble people, they made us feel like home and i loved how Naomi puta attention to detail in the studio, it makes it all that special. Highly Recommended
WE HAD A GREAT TIME AT THE MOUNTAINSIDE STUDIO, 10 DAYS OF IT. NAOMI HAD THE STUDIO NICELY DECORATED WITH EVERYTHING YOU COULD NEED ON YOUR TRIP. WE LOVED THE OUTSIDE PATIO AREA AND USED IT EVERYDAY TO BBQ AND DINE AT.
THE BROWNS ARE A VERY NICE FAMILY THAT GAVE US PRIVACY WHILE BEING THERE IF WE NEEDED ANYTHING. PLENTY OF INFORMATION WITH BOOKS AND MORE ABOUT THE ISLAND.
GOOD WI-FI AND A STACKED LAUNDRY CENTER AND ALL THE BEACH GEAR. WE LOADED OUR JEEP WRANGLER FROM COSTCO EVERYDAY AND WENT OUT ON ADVENTURES.
THEY GAVE US SOME AVOCADO AND PAPAYA THAT WAS SO DELICIOUS.
What a perfectly charming place to relax and unwind. I was greeted by their son Calvin who was the perfect host and showed me all I needed to know to enjoy my stay. It was peaceful and Naomi and Bob were gracious while at the same time respecting your privacy as a guest if that is what you desire. It was picture perfect, exactly as pictured and described and I plan to recommend this Mountain Retreat to only my best of friends. That way, I know they will take care of the place so its as perfect when I head back!
This location is in perfect proximity to everything on the island, easy to navigate back after dark, and the owners know the island well.
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.