This studio apartment consists of a studio bedroom with attached kitchenette. Living area is approx. 280 square feet.The private full bath adds 60 square feet more and the exclusive private lanai, partially covered,.ads 100 s.f. for a total of 440!
All areas mention are for the exclusive use of the vacationer-renter. The lanai is secluded and on the far side of the house. The hillside goes up from the lanai and there is a rock retaining wall. There are 2 chairs (see photos) with chairs and eating area. There is a peek-a-boo ocean view through the fencing.
The kitchenette consists of a full size refrigerator , kitchen sink, kitchen cabinets upper and lowers, dishes pots and pans, microwave oven, hotplate and toaster oven. There is an exterior B.B.Q. There is a flat screen TV with satellite T.V.
All linens and bath towels, beach and bath towels, soaps and dish-washing items are included and available at the studio.
There are bikes, beach chairs, snorkel masks and fins available on a first come first serve basis. Parking for this studio is in front of the Hillside Studio and at no extra charge.
Please contact the owner/ landlord for additional questions not covered.
instructions to follow at accepted reservation. You have your own entrance. This apartment is all yours-you do not have to share
Interaction with Guests
Owner is available for advice and you may have as much interaction as you want.
Upscale neighborhood with underground utilities and sidewalks. Loop street limits drive by traffic.
There are bikes and we are walkng distance from town but are on a hill approx 1.5 miles from "Old Kona Town". A car is strongly suggested and parking is provided.
Rory is a very nice host. He made us feel like the stay is our home. He also gave us alot of advice on not only kailua kona but also on the entire the big island. It is very good if you visit the island without specific plans. He would gladly help you on anything but he woudlnt bother you unless you ask for help.
The room is spacious, clean and well equiped. It is very close to kona town. Facilities such as boogie board, body guard and cooler box are also available. The neighborhood area is very quiet and peaceful.
Perfect stay. Rory is a great guy. I would stay here every time again!
We just felt like home! Everything was perfect. Rory welcomed us and showed us around and he was always there for our questions and talks about everything - the perfect host! The studio has everything and is very comfortable. The area is great too - close to Kailua and to beaches and a great base to explore the island. We would absolutely recommend the studio and Rory to everyone coming to Big Island.
Rory was a great host and top bloke. Accommodation is tidy and well setup. Rory was super flexible with our check in/out times and provided everything we needed from snorkelling gear, local advice and use of a really thorough and up to date big island guide book. Had a great time in Kona and on the big island in general. Stay here and do the evening Manta Ray snorkel, even if you can't swim.
Rory's place was great. Exactly as described. Rory was also agreat host. i would stay there again if and when I get another chance to participate in the Irinman World Championship.
The studio is located in a convenient location, but what really made our trip was the Aloha spirit from Rory. He is such a gracious host, and lent us all the beach gear we could possibly need - including boogie boards, beach mat/towel, umbrella, snorkel set and fins, cooler.... He had no issues with us checking in early at 11am, and when we told him our flight out of Kona was at 11pm, he simply told us that we were welcome to enjoy our day and take a shower before checking out in the evening, as he did not have his next guest arriving for a few days! Gestures such as these truly help out when you're traveling, and we were so grateful that Rory truly seemed to enjoy hosting. Thank you, Rory! We can't wait to be back again soon.
Rory's place was great, the house was very close to the center (2min by car) on a breezy hill. The house was exactly as described! Rory was great and helped us with many advise on the nearby places!
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Single with a long term girlfriend. 54 years old college grad but still a bad speller. Believe myself to be positive caring and compassionate; a spiritual being having a human existence. I have been working my way through some recent challenges believing having come through them more spiritual and a better man.