About this listing
Wonderful base for exploring the Big Island, located on Alii Drive, just south of Kailua-Kona, minutes from theaters, shopping and fine dining. Spacious deck overlooking the tropical garden, pool, waterfall and fountain, with a view of the ocean.
Charming one bedroom condo with updated bathroom, tile floors, fans and air conditioning, well-appointed kitchen with brand new microwave and refrigerator, cable TV, wi-fi, ironing facilities and spacious lanai with a view of the ocean. There's a comfy king bed in the bedroom, or you can enjoy balmy nights overlooking the garden pool on the queen sleeper couch in the living-room protected from the occasional mosquito by the brand new lanai screen door. The saltwater pool overlooking the ocean is large and deep, great for work-out swims and whale watching. Create a lovely airflow by opening the lanai door and front door and latching the screen door for security. The complex is also equipped with a laundry, elevator and free parking. Tea and coffee, creamer and sugar provided.
This is a self-catering condo and you will have access to all the public areas of the complex. You will receive instructions on check-in shortly before your arrival date. Check-in time is 4pm, though this can be changed on request if the cleaner has left.
Interaction with Guests
I may or may not be on the island during your stay. Please let me know by email or phone if you have questions or if there are any problems.
I use my condo as a base for exploring the Big Island. Check out the great snorkeling at Kahaluu Beach Park just south of the Casa on Alii Drive, the best white sand beaches on the island north of Kona, the black sand beaches on the East side of the island and the green sand beach near South Point, the southern tip of the United States. I can give you instructions on where to swim with turtles and manta rays. After a trip to view the volcano or hike through the jungle on the windward side of the island, this is a wonderful place to return to, barbecue and relax by the ocean in the balmy Kona evening air.
Best to rent a car at the airport to get to the condo and to explore the island. There is a shuttle that runs along Alii Drive to and from Kailua-Kona. It's about a 20 minute walk, pleasant in the early morning or evening, hot during the day, but with plenty of shady oceanfront rest areas. There's good parking behind Coconut Village Shopping Center and Costco has the best gas prices on the island.
Other Things to Note
There is a 2 night minimum stay at all times of the year except 5 nights during Ironman. Price includes 13.25% tax which I am obliged to collect on behalf of the state of Hawaii. Please note that prices vary according to the season and are higher during the October through March peak months. The complex has a no smoking policy which is strictly enforced.
I'm happy to share my home away from home, please treat it with respect. Absolutely no smoking, wild partying or drug use. Above all, please respect the other tenants' peace and privacy.
About the Host, Jane
Originally from England, I have travelled extensively and worked as a professional musician. I retired recently from an administrative position at the University of Washington, and am enjoying working for myself for a change. Hosting airbnb guests is really interesting and fun, and gives me a chance to meet people from all over the world.