Livingroom, lounge for all guests
Best Ocean View in Hawaii Room
Best Ocean View in Hawaii Room
4 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

The One Bedroom Suite with Ocean View is on the second floor of the house and has a spectacular view of Kealakekua Bay and the Pacific Ocean. It has a private lanai, individual satellite TV, DVD, phone, private bath. Tax paid to host after arrival

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Edge of the World B&B -- Kona, Hawaii

Aloha !

Thanks for thinking about staying with us. My name is Kurt. Our wish is that you will feel like you are staying with friends here in Hawaii rather than being cubed up in a hotel somewhere. We take the time with all of our guests to find out their interests and help them to build as tight or loose an itinerary as they wish -- emphasizing ocean, geological, archeological, nature, scientific, cultural, and/or social activities. As you will find, there is much to do on the Big Island, or, what we call, the "real Hawaii.". A large portion of our guests are return "customers" who come back to the Edge year after year. Many people use the Edge of the World as a base from which to explore the rest of the Big Island. Others use it as a place to watch papaya grow, and that's fine too. For Kana, my Japanese wife, and me, it is a genuine pleasure to meet folks from around the U.S. and from around the world.

The Crow's Nest (called Best Ocean View in Hawaii Room) is on the second floor of the house and has a spectacular view of Kealakekua Bay and the Pacific Ocean. It has a private lanai, individual satellite TV, DVD, phone, private bath, refrigerator, wall to wall carpet, and king size bed. It is our most popular room and a favorite of honeymooners, artists and poets. It is $139 plus tax per night. This room may have the best view in Hawaii!

When there are more than two guests per room, there is an additional charge of $15 per person per night. In those cases we put out Japanese style futons. The maximum capacity for each room is four. Also, I do not charge extra for one night stays.

Prices include a hearty, tropical breakfast. We are also a member of the Hawaii Island Bed and Breakfast Association, and the Edge of the World has recently won the "Traveler's Choice Award" (B&B Registry), so guests can be assured of the highest standards. You'll also find A Beautiful Edge of the World recommended in the the Hawaii edition of the Lonely Planet.

We are located on a five acre working farm, surrounded by macadamia nut, coffee, papaya, avocado, and mango trees. If you're a coffee drinker, you'll be served my own 100% pure, organic Kona coffee every morning.(Don't mean to brag about our coffee, but many folks have told us it's the best they've ever tasted. We wholesale to our guests, any quantity.) If you would like to try my own noni tea, just let me know. We also grow organic bananas, pineapple, guava, papaya, sour sop, Surinam cherries, atamoya, cheromoya, oranges, limes, sapodilla, and passion fruit, some of which you will be served with breakfast, depending on the fruits in season. There are also abundant beautiful flowers scattered here and there.

Guests who stay for three days or more may use the microwave and refrigerator. We also offer free laundry service for guests who stay three days or more. We have complimentary hair dryers, beach towels and mats, limited snorkel equipment, and ice chests for our guests. Guests are welcome to use my computer for a quick check of their e-mail. We now have free WIFI throughout the house.

Please let me know if you'd like me to reserve a room.

Warm aloha,
Kurt and Kana

Guest access

Complimentary beach and snorkel equipment, beach towels, hair dryers, refrigerator, microwave. Guests are welcome to congregate any place in the house, including a magnificent balcony that looks out over the ocean. . It's a great place to watch the sun go down. There's also a table in the garden area in front of the house for guests.

Interaction with guests

On check in we give the guests a brief tour of what's available for them. The host almost always joins the guests after breakfast and over a cup of coffee he will make suggestions about things to see and do that may not be in "normal" guide books. Our aim is that you will have a truly exceptional experience on the Big Island and we do our part to help make that happen.

Guests that wish may join the host, schedule permitting, for a tour of coffee, macadamia and various tropical plants. Learn about the uses of some of these plants by the ancient Hawaiians on your tour led by Dr. Weigelt.

Other things to note

Hawaii State taxes applied to your accommodation are 13.42%. While we wish we didn't have to charge this extra fee--we are required by the state to collect it for them. This is the only additional fee paid to the hosts after check in. There are no "single-night stay fees", no parking fees, no other fees of any kind.

Regarding one night reservations, it depends on existing reservations for that particular room. One night reservations, with no additional fees, are often possible, but not always. Please ask.

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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

In our 15 enjoyable years of running the Beautiful Edge of the World, we've found that there is only one "rule" --to be considerate of others. Our guests have virtually always been so.


3 nights minimum stay

30 Reviews

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Brian User Profile
June 2017
The room was nice and the view was gorgeous. We only booked it for one night in between two other places and were left wishing we had a few more days here. The location is a really pretty area with some great snorkeling spots a short drive away. Breakfast was delicious and the coffee tasted wonderful. We would book it again if we make another trip to Kona.

Arathi User Profile
May 2017
Pristine location and the most wonderful view from the room ! Kurt and his family were really warm and friendly ! A must stay place !

John User Profile
April 2017
Perfect! Rent a car and stay here! You can see it all from this location! Kurt and Kana are beautiful people who love to share their home with travelers! Breakfast and coffee are the best!

Corey User Profile
March 2017
Kurt, Kana and family (daughter, dog & 2 cats) were very friendly, professional, helpful, informative and accommodating. It felt as if we were staying at a friends house. I little off the beaten path, but amazing views that can't be beat. Great place and people to experience the true "ALOHA" spirit.

Frank User Profile
February 2017
Kurt's home is nestled in the hillside so make sure to read his excellent directions on how to get there. The house is amazing and it has an absolutely stunning view. Kurt and his wife were were so welcoming and helpful! The breakfast was unbelievable and his coffee is out of this world. Would absolutely stay here again!
Kurt User ProfileKurt is a superhost.
Response from Kurt:
As they say in pigeon, Frank -- you da bess an mahalo ! Wishing you joy and satisfaction in all you do. Kurt, Kana and Jenna
February 2017

Yuan User Profile
January 2017
Kurt's house is one of those places where you wish you could stay for longer, or promise yourself to come again for a long and relaxing vacation. This is a nice place to stay if you are visiting Kona - clean, quiet, and gorgeous view! There are a few nice beaches within 10min of drive, and also some great places to eat. Most important thing is, Kurt and his family are super friendly and gave us tons of recommendations, which makes our first two days in Hawaii very joyful! Kurt also have the best coffee I ever drank. Highly recommend this place! THANK YOU Kurt!

Gayle User Profile
December 2016
Kurt and his family are wonderful host, very friendly and made us feel very welcome. Breakfast and coffee were wonderful. The view from our room was amazing and size and comfort meant our expectations. When we come back as we do yearly we will strongly consider staying a few nights here again.

Captain Cook, Hawaii, United StatesJoined in January 2012
Kurt User ProfileKurt is a superhost.

Professional pilot in younger days, professor and writer in mid-life, a happy macadamia nut and coffee farmer now. Love hosting guests from afar as it feels like traveling without having to pack bags !

Languages: Deutsch, English, Español, 日本語, 한국어
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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