This will be your home away from home.There is a full bathroom with a beautiful ceramic tiled shower and floor.

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Peaceful surroundings, ocean views, fruit trees and near by beaches. From black to green sands. Great snorkeling and diving. Near quaint towns and farmers markets. Real beauty and real Hawaii. Go see the sights, then come relax in your Hale.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $50
Weekly Discount: 16%


The space

This is a brand new apartment that Joe built. Much love went into it. It is at garden level and surrounded by Ohia trees. Many windows that look out into the woods. You will hear the birds singing. It has a full kitchen, refrigerator, stove, toaster and coffee maker. Full bathroom with a walk-in beautifully tiled shower. Queen bed with soft 800 thread linens.
We also provide beach towels, beach chairs and a cooler :)

Guest access

You will have your own large 1 bedroom apartment. You can enjoy the 5 acre yard to sit and enjoy the peaceful environment. Take a walk through the woods or watch the sun set over the ocean.

Interaction with guests

Someone would always be available to help with any needs or questions you may have. We will help you experience Hawaii, so you feel like you belong. Let the island take you away :)

The neighborhood

This is a quiet neighborhood. Everyone has 5 or more acres. Many neighbors grow coffee, macnuts, avocados and fruits of all kind. We could arrange farm tours for you if you would like. We are very involved with our local community and It is a great one.

Getting around

There is a local bus system. You can find there schedule on line. Hele-on Bus. We are a short distance up from the highway the bus route travels on. But we do recommend you rent a car, so you can see a lot of what the island has to offer.

Other things to note

We have many nice beaches near us, like ; Honomalino Bay, Manuka Bay Beach, Road to the Sea, (For Manuka and Road to the Sea you would nee(URL HIDDEN)vehicle) Ho'okena, Pu'uhonua o Honauau (City of Refuge) Two Step, Kealakekua Bay, Green Sands ( nice to hav(URL HIDDEN)for Green Sands to, but not necessary. Without one just means you have to hike 35-45 minutes) and Punaluu (Black Sands). Nice quaint towns to go explore their shops, restaurants and Cafes. Like; Honaunau, Captain Cook, Kainaliu, Kailua Kona, Ocean View, Naalehu, Pahala, Wood Valley, ( There is a beautiful Buddhist Temple to visit in Wood Valley) Volcano and Hilo. Just to name a few. There are many farmers markets you can go to and get local fruits, vegetables, coffee, macnuts, fish and crafts. We can direct you to them. This island has so many things to offer ; golfing, swimming, snorkeling, diving, parasailing, horseback riding, zip lining, helicopter rides, active lava flow to go explore, star gazing on Mauna Kea, fishing, surfing and so much more. We are advet hikers so we could direct you to some great trails. We are here to help you experience Hawaii. Whether you want to go be an active tourist, sit on a beach and soak up the warm sun with a good read or just relax amoungst the Ohia trees, Hawaii calls :) It's an amazing place.

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Quiet time 9:00 pm. No pets. No children unless pre-approved. No visitors unless pre-approved. No smoking in or around the house. We are on rain catchment so we ask that you conserve your water usage. Also try and limit your hot water usage. Of course you can take a hot shower but use the cold water otherwise if possible. And electricity is very expensive in Hawaii, so please shut lights off when not needed. We should all conserve valuable resources where ever we go, it will make the planet happy. Mahalo



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

3 nights minimum stay

44 Reviews

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Darren User Profile
April 2017
Quiet, scenic, relaxing and a perfect place for checking out South Kona area. Great snorkeling spots nearby and the drive to Kailua-Kona feels like a breeze albeit the closer part of an hour. Sun all morning long and the weather systems bring clouds around noon. Always a sunsett on the weat coast and by nightfall beautiful stars and pleasant forest life sing you to sleep. Kat and Joe were very friendly and pleasant hosts and their homegrown fruit was spectacular! The advice and directions from Joe plus key insights provided by The Big Island Revealed book was more then enough to keep one's trip filled with activities! Highly recommended, this was my first stay. -April 2017 ~ Aloha~

Luciano User Profile
March 2017
This was a great find! the hale was newly remodeled and very clean! we'd love to stay there again. Thanks!! Aloha!

Christi User Profile
March 2017
We had a great time - our 2nd stay here. Very good location for going to the volcano and south beaches. Very comfortable - we had no problems with any noise upstairs. Well equipped kitchen.

Boyce User Profile
March 2017
Great base of operations for exploring Hawaii!

Shena User Profile
February 2017
We enjoyed a 2 week stay in the comfortable jungle view in the 1 bedroom apartment of Kat and Joe's duplex. The home had a well-appointed kitchen with nearly everything you need to cook dinner and relax after visiting Pu'uhonua O Honaunau or Hookena, or a longer drive to South Point and Volcanoes National Park. We had a good washer and dryer available just outside and adjacent parking. It was a nice price point of amenities versus cost.

Deividas User Profile
February 2017
Was very nice to stay here

Sydney User Profile
January 2017
Kat & Joe were lovely hosts - responsive, accommodating and helpful. The well laid out 1 bedroom unit is clean, comfortable, beautifully built, and well stocked with everything you might need. The upstairs tenant works nightshift, which worked well as we were rarely at home at the same time. The surrounding property was ideal for travelling with a young child - a large grassy yard surrounded by a beautiful garden with a variety of tropical fruit trees, and friendly dogs/cat and a family on the same lot. The location is fairly remote, with many things we wanted to see, and services, a 30 min to 1 hour drive away. Plan ahead, and get your groceries in Kona before you arrive. Bring warm clothes - the high elevation means that evenings are colder than you would expect. A lovely stay all around :).

Hawaii, United States · Joined in May 2012
Kat And Joe User Profile

We grew up in Minnesota. Joe is part Hawaiian and his family is originally from Waipio Valley. We have been together for 20 years. He is the love of my life. Between us we have 5 children, 3 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. We are both very active. We bike, swim, hike, camp and like to travel. We have 5 acres that holds 3 homes that Joe built. We also have a cabin in Waipio Valley on the land where Joe's mother was raised. I am a very blessed lady!!!!!

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