About this listing
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 up Hualali Mountain. 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.
Our circa week-long stay with Naomi was excellent as Naomi and her family served as excellent hosts. The room itself was clean and comfortable with all the necessary amenities one could hope for. We particularly found the washer/dryer to be helpful after numerous days at the beach. Also, access to the gas grill was helpful as it allowed us to cook some of Hawaii's excellent fresh tuna from local waters. Finally, Naomi's provision of all beach equipment (snorkeling gear, chairs, umbrella) was exactly what we needed to go to the nearby beautiful Kua bay beach.
Beautiful little place. Location is great for getting around the island. Close to so many great spots.
Wish all airbnb's could be like this. Very well thought out.
Naomi and Bob are great and have there place stocked with everything you could think of and more.
The most beautiful home with easy access to all of Kona. It has all the necessities already stowed and the perfect amount of privacy. The host was very sweet and left little notes and small gifts for us that made the visit feel even more welcoming. One of the best decisions made for my trip to Hawaii
Clean and great location. Easy access to all hwys and the cloud forest. Their dog is super cute too.
This has been one of our most amazing travel experience, both to the Island and Naomi's lovely Studio. Not only the absolute comfortness and cleaness of the place, the Brown family were truly wonderful. Bob and Naomi were so nice, friendly and helpful, took care of everything to help us just in time. They prepared local fruit, coffee and many handy things, and was kind enough to share us wash powder immediately after knowing our embarrassed luggage-delay situation. And the 'Greeting ceremony' was brilliant, thank you Kelvin!!
I will definitely highly recommend this place for couples staying in the Big Island. You will feel like home far away. After all, enjoy the nature and incredible cozy experience at same time would be kind of a dream-come-true, wouldn't it? ;D
We stayed at Naomi and Bob's place for 3 nights - they are wonderful hosts!! Upon our arrival they provided us with shell leis, as well as ensuring we were stocked up with tea (as we were coming from England!) as well as beers in the refrigerator. As we mentioned that we were planning to visit the summit of Mauna Kea, Naomi mentioned it gets quite cold at the top so she left out warm blankets and hats for us which was very thoughtful.
The property backs on to their home, and it is a very cosy studio, tastefully decorated with pretty much everything you will need (including parasol, chairs, snorkelling gear etc.) The bed is very comfortable, and it has a really nice shower! It is located near many beaches and there are plenty of attractions nearby. Additionally, anyone with Apple products can stream movies or pictures etc. to the TV as they have an Apple TV so it is really handy to watch films after a long day trip.
All in all it is a definitely a good place to stay if you want to visit Big Island - we would come back again!
This place was incredibly well thought out!! They had everything we needed to make the trip perfect. Naomi was very accommodating, she met us with shell leis and checked in on us a couple times to make sure our stay was going well. We couldn't have asked for anything better.
About the Host, Naomi
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.