About This Listing
Formerly my art studio, our beautifully remodeled spacious and comfortable studio apt. has plenty of room for two. Great location 3 blocks to beach & bus stop. Easy access to shopping, dining, entertainment & highway. "Everything you need" kitchen.
The Studio is perched above our home in a residential neighborhood, providing privacy, expansive views and tropical breeze. Enjoy meals or relaxing with an ocean view out on the spacious lanai. Newly remodeled, you will find everything to be showroom clean and high quality. From ample and luxurious linens to high powered binoculars for whale watching, everything's here!
Comfortable full bed with pillows galore, from softest goose down to firm Serta.
You will find our sparkling new kitchen to have everything you need to prepare and serve elegant gourmet meals or simple snacks. Gas stove with broiler, microwave, small appliances and gadgets galore. Enjoy my hand made ceramics, fall in love with a coffee mug, bowl or other art and take it home! (Ceramics and artwork available for purchase.)
Home entertainment available at no extra charge. Cable TV (small flat-screen) and Blu-ray DVD player to stream Pandora music, Netflix movies or choose DVDs from our collection. Forgot your Kindle? Borrow from our selection of (old school) books for a good beach read. Large desk with comfortable chair, lamp and power strip to keep all your digital devices charged.
The ocean view lanai features pull down shade/privacy screens, comfortable chairs and table, river-rock bottomed shower with local style surfboard towel rack and beautiful sunsets.
We have everything you need for the beach at no additional charge! Plush beach towels, clean coolers, beach chairs, boogie boards, swim goggles, masks & snorkels. Rinse off the salt and sand in our convenient outdoor garden shower. (You also have your own enclosed shower on the studio lanai.) Washing machine available by request, also at no extra charge.
Interaction with Guests
We will be here to greet you, show you around the property, answer questions and make sure you have everything you need for a wonderful Hawaiian holiday. Once you are settled in, your privacy will be highly respected. Should you need anything during your stay just call, text, email or knock on our front door. We live on the property and are very available if you need us.
Excellent location. To see all that the big island has to offer, we highly recommend renting a car since public transportation is limited. There is however, a convenient bus stop only 3 blocks away.
Shuttles run to nearby Keauhou Shopping Center and world renowned snorkeling at Kahalu'u beach. (10 min drive) Surfers? Grab your board and walk to Banyans's or Lyman's. Showers at both surf spots, convenience store and famous Poke Shack (local style seafood) right there! Yoga? Beautiful open air ocean view Konalani yoga retreat is 5 minutes away. Ask us about complimentary passes.
Nearby shopping center (5-10 min drive) features supermarket, drug store, bank, ATM, restaurants, cinema, bookstore, boutiques, art galleries, tour operators, information center, ice cream parlor, real estate, health clinic and gas station/convenience store.
Street parking is free, right in front of our house with easy access to shore, (3 blocks) Alii drive (scenic waterfront drive to the village) and highway a few blocks up the hill.
Other Things to Note
Our check-in and out times can be flexible. We will do our best to accommodate early arrivals and late departures. Please request when booking reservation if you want to check in before 1 PM or check out later than 11 AM.
We're easy going but do expect our guests to be mindful of the peace and privacy of your neighbors.
Smoking is allowed on the lanai and anywhere outside, please not indoors.
After use, please return beach towels and gear to their places to avoid sand in the apartment. Mahalo Nui Loa
Elena & Danny
From Oct 4 - 13, 2015 the minimum stay is 7 nights.
We had a great experience. The apartment was as described and as clean and spacious as shown in the picture. Elena was warm and welcoming and always just a text message away. We enjoyed the privacy, convenient location, and many thoughtful details including our very own parking space, cold drinks, ice and fresh fruit/snacks, extra toiletries on hand if needed, local guidebooks and much more.
Elena and Danny's studio is lovely and in a super convenient location, just blocks from the beach with a beautiful view of the ocean from the private and spacious lanai. The outdoor shower is great, and we really appreciated all the beach gear that was available to us.
A couple things we thought future guests might be glad to know ahead of time:
1) Because there's no AC you'll probably want to leave all the windows and screen doors open, which is pleasant for the most part but has its downsides (e.g. it rained hard during one of our nights there, and it became muggy and damp in the studio, but if we'd closed the windows, it would've been too hot to sleep).
2) There's occasional noise from the surrounding neighborhood: dogs, cats, late-night mopeds and cars, nearby neighbors. It's not constant, but it's enough to wake you up if you're a less-than-heavy sleeper. And again, you probably won't want to close the doors and windows to block out the noise because then you'll lose the breeze.
3) We encountered some bugs: a few ants, a couple moths, and a small lizard. We squashed them or shooed them away, but I'm squeamish about that stuff and want others to have a heads-up!
Overall, we had a really nice stay at Danny and Elena's. The above items are just notes for future guests, not complaints. If you're like us, you'll spend most of your time in Kona at the beaches, and the studio will mostly serve as your home base at the end of the day, for which it's perfect.
Das Haus liegt nahe am Meer. Die Wohnung mit grossem Balkon Richtung Meer, ist einfach zauberhaft und sehr sauber. Wir mussten leider nach zwei Tagen wieder abreisen, obwohl es noch einige schöne Strände auf der Westseite von Bigisland zu entdecken gäbe. Die Gastgeber sind sehr zuvorkommend und Hilfsbereit. Es steht eine komplette Strandausrüstung inklusive Schnorchelutensilien bereit. Ich würde diese Unterkunft sehr weiterempfehlen.
Fragt nach der Hausnummer, wir haben es dank der freundlichen Nachbarn gefunden :)
We loved staying here while visiting Kona. Elena was very friendly and accomodating. The place was better than advertised, we loved having breakfast on our own private deck and the room was beautiful and very clean. We would definitely recommend, great for a couple looking for their own taste of paradise away from the resorts and tourists.
We had a wonderful time at the studio. The place is lovely. The lanai has a wonderful view on the ocean (we had a glimpse at a whale one morning) and is like an extra room. The studio is really quiet (perfect for resting) and the location is perfect !
Elena is really nice, really welcoming. The extra of the studio is Poncho the dog who came for cuddling almost every morning of our stay.
Thank you very much !
I had a great 3 days at Elena's studio. The studio is cozy,extremely clean and artistic. Great location for eating and shopping. Elena is a warm-hearted host to introduce everything about Good place for snorkeling and dolphin watching. This is a fantastic experience. Definitely will come to visit Elena again and soon:-)
Best boat adventure around! Friendly helpful staff take you to the best spots. Good refreshments too. Ask for a tour with our friend Captain Mitch at the helm. More fun than 2 barrels of monkeys!Kaleiopapa St Kailua-Kona HI 96740