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 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:-)
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.