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
We spent five days at Elena and Danny's place. It was a perfect spot for exploring Kona and the Big Island. The suite is even nicer than it seems in the pictures. The shower in particular was a real hit. The suite was immaculate with everything we needed in terms of kitchen items. They even pre-stocked the fridge with a couple of welcoming beers! Even better (for us) than the suite were visits from their adorable chihuahua, Pancho. He came to check in on us at least once a day and, if invited, would hang out with us on the lanai.
We have never had a bad experience with an AirBnB host (touch wood), but Elena and Danny are definitely at the top of the heap. Can't recommend the place highly enough!
Elena was great, they were so accomadating. Very helpful. Great touch to the studio.
Merci Elena et Danny pour votre hospitalité. Le logement était parfait et votre accueil très chaleureux. Nous recommandons fortement cet endroit qui est impeccable et bien situé. Un petit coucou à Poncho qui est adorable.
Nancy et Gaetan de Québec.
5 au 11 février 2015.
Elena and Danny are welcoming airBnb hosts. Their place is well situated, close to the beaches and very clean. Its very nice and we'd certainly stay their again.
Elena was very friendly and was there to greet us when we arrived. The studio was a good size, and the patio was awesome - amazing ocean view and a nice breeze at night and in the morning, a perfect place for breakfast as well as a nightcap. Elena also had beach towels and chairs for us to use, which was super helpful.
Me and my traveling friend stayed here and we can't say enough great things about it!
This listing is just as pictured- very clean and bright with lots of natural light. There was fresh fruit available to us, some of it from trees in the yard! talk about local eating!
There was a fully stocked kitchen, including snacks and coffee beans and a grinder for brewing coffee the way you like.
The lanai was definitely a highlight, most of our time spent gazing out over the beautiful tropical greenery to the ocean. Sunsets were breathtaking!
The location was absolutely perfect for us. Away from the cruise ships dumping at Kona Bay, but still close to everything Kona. Great restaurants were minutes down the road and Elena gave us tips on where to find a little nightlife on the sleepy island.
There is it's own entrance and the apartment is above a garage so total privacy and no worries about stomping around late at night and disturbing anyone below.
Elena also hooked us up on where to rent surf gear or find surf lessons when we wanted a last minute ride before leaving Hawaii. They also have snorkel masks and fins and beach towels! so convenient!
We showed up earlier in the day than expected, and Elena was welcoming and gracious! We also had a late check out. We really appreciated the flexibility. The spirit of Aloha was strong with these guys!
We absolutely loved this space and would stay again next time we find ourselves in Hawaii. Clean, great location, ocean breezes flowing through, awesome Lanai, beautiful views. Thank you Elena and Danny!
Our experience at Elena and Danny's place was, in a word, perfect! We were made to feel like old friends and every amenity we could have wished for was provided, from snacks to snorkeling equipment to guidebooks. This apartment is a real treasure and should get booked every day of the year - highly recommended! A+++++!