This tidy apartment is in a large private home at 1000 ft over sea level and is minutes from town, shopping and beaches.Views are 180 degrees up the (website hidden) has a private entrance/parking. Avos mango & papaya 4 U in (website hidden) acre of flowers/paths.
This is a cozy 2 bedroom apartment perfect for one or two couples. It has been newly renovated. There is also a hideabed for a guest or a child. It is totally self contained including laundry. This is a no smoking property.
Guests will have their own laundry, TV and wifi. You may wander around the property (one acre) along the paved garden pathways.
Interaction with Guests
I can provide guests with travel information and advice about where to go and what to see and how to get there.
The location of this home is ideal. It is at 1000 feet elevation so there is always a sea breeze and it is cool for sleeping at night (not like the heat near the ocean). Yet I am only minutes from town and shopping. Costco is nearby and I am less than 15 minutes from the airport. I am closer to the nicer beaches on the North Kona coast and Kohala coast than if you were to stay on Alii Drive or a condo in town. I have an acre of flowers and trees that you can wander around. This is a private location on a flag lot so it is removed from the street and the traffic.
Getting around Kona is easy-There is a rush hour during certain times, but usually you can get anywhere around town in about 15 minutes. There are 4 or 5 beaches within 15-30 minutes. The very best white sand beaches are 30-40 minutes North of town and convenient to my location.
Other Things to Note
Check-in time is 2:00pm unless other arrangements have been made with owner.
There are papaya, mango, and avocado trees on the property and you can have as much as you can eat when in season. There is a barbecue grill for your use under the lanai.
This is a quiet neighborhood so I would discourage loud party groups.
Laundry use is restricted to one load per day.
Guests are not allowed to smoke on the premises.
Peter and his wife treated us like his own family. Fresh fruits were ready when we arrived at their house on the first day. Following his house rules, we can pick ripe fruites every morning. We enjoyed watching sunset when we eat our dinner every night. They are the best host we have met. Thank you so much for allowing us to stay with you.
Peter's apartment is lovely, just as pictured, with great views of the ocean and his beautiful gardens. The kitchen is a bit small, so don't plan to do much cooking, but it is well-appointed and clean. We appreciated Peter's help and flexibility. It's particularly nice to be at a higher elevation with cooler temperatures. We'd stay here again.
We thoroughly enjoyed everything about our stay with Peter. He was waiting when arrived and took the time to explain what we needed to know about staying there. He went to the trouble of filling a fruit bowl with freshly picked lilikoi and papaya and bananas. His avocados were delicious and he kept us stocked the whole time we were there. The place was exceptionally clean and well maintained just like the posted pictures showed. There was also a bottle of wine on the counter which was a nice touch for our first sunset from the lanai. Peter was very accommodating and available to troubleshoot when we needed but everything ran smoothly so we really felt like it was a home away from home. Peter is thoughtful and thorough with a good list of house rules that work and he thinks of little details like providing a flashlight to see the lock after dark. We stayed 3 glorious weeks and wished we could have made it 4. We can't wait to come back again. I highly recommend staying here. No complaints.
Peter was an excellent host. We spent 10 days and everything was great. When we arrived we found the house ready and we received some fresh fruit from Peter's garden. Peter provide direction for main shops and beaches in the area. The house was fully equipped and very clean and we did not need anything else for our stay. The house has a great view for sunsets and it is very quiet for a good night sleep. During the day there is a pleasant breeze. The house is in a perfect location, close to main highway, airport, shopping centers and at the same time outside traffic and confusion. I recommend it, a great stay.
Peter made us very welcome. He was prompt with his replies and made this first timer booking very easy. The apartment was actually better than the photo's. Nicely furnished and very clean. Great to be up in the hills a bit, made it cooler to sleep at night. But it was a very easy drive to all the attractions we wanted to get to.
As with all new things, I was nervous using Airbnb for the first time. Staying at Peter's was a great introduction. I would certainly recommend this property and would definitely stay again.
You do need a car but getting in an out of the property was easy.
We stayed 10 days at Peter's and we could not have hoped for a better place. Very clean and comfortable, it is also very well located. We came for the Ironman, it is only a few minutes driving from Kona so we could enjoy the quiet of the place. Lots of delicious fruits and an amazing view of sunsets. Peter is very helpful, I definitely recommend his place. Thanks a lot!
Peter's place is great, a convenient, moderate-sized 2 bdr o'hana in an upscale neighborhood north of Kona. The view from the lanai is spectacular, and the location convenient to activities in Kona and Kohala, etc. The o'hana was clean and very comfortable. We visited on business for 2 days plus 3 days of play. Meetings were in Kailua, which was 10 minutes away. Then we swam and snorkeled from Two Step to Wailea Bay, visited Waimea, Honoka'a (GREAT TOWN!), Kawaihae (dinner at the Seafood Bar was excellent), and places inbetween. We'd definitely stay at Peter's place again. Peter was out of town so we were more or less on our own (which was fine given this was my 3rd trip to Kona this year), but he also was reachable on cell phone for questions (we had none).
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I am retired and a Full time Artist. I paint landscape from Hawaii, Colorado and other places that I visit. You can see my work at "peterheineman(period see oh em)"
I have explored and painted all over the Big Island. I have traveled around to the other Hawaiin Islands also. I will give you as much help as you want to discover the Big Island or I will leave you alone if privacy is what you desire. I will try to make your stay in Kona as pleasant as possible.