Balai Kona Tropical Paradise

House - Private room · Awakea St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, United States

The Space

Unwind in quiet neighborhood and an awesome tropical setting. Studio with queen bed, bathroom and sitting area plus an outdoor Balinese shower. Located 8 minutes from Kona Airport, 15 minutes to town of Kailua Kona, approximately 1,200 feet elevation which provides the most perfect climate!

Guest Access

free internet

The Neighborhood

Quiet residential neighborhood.

Getting around

A car is a necessity.

Other Things to Note

We would like to ask for your 'kokua' (Hawaiian for assistance) in keeping the ohana (home) clean, tidy, no garbage left behind, and smell free. Please note that there is no clean up fee :) Mahalo (thank you) for your malama (care) and aloha!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $20 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $650 /week
Monthly Price: $2000 /month
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • What an AMAZING experience! This was my first time using airbnb and I was more than satisfied during my stay. My boyfriend and I spent 3 days at Sylvia's BEAUTIFUL home. Sylvia, Karen and Roseanne are such wonderful women to be around. We felt like family the entire stay. Sylvia was so kind and generous to have invited us to a homemade dinner. When we were unable to attend, she took the time to prepare brunch for us the morning before we left. The property is a short drive to downtown and the beaches. They even suggested places for us to visit and things for us to do in the area. The room was nice, comfortable, and clean. The outdoor shower makes you feel like you're showering in paradise. What really made the experience so wonderful was meeting 3 amazing women who all made us feel at home. I definitely recommend Balai Kona Tropical Paradise! Mahalo!

    March 2014
  • Sylvie and Karen were great hosts. Karen was kind enough to invite us up to dinner several of the nights we were there and we had an awesome time getting to know her. Sylvie surprised us with a really sweet breakfast one morning that she left covered on the table outside with lots of fresh fruit. The room looks just like the pictures and the property is super easy to find. We'd definitely recommend it. They do have some property rules that they ask vistors to respect, nothing crazy just logical, respectful stuff: take shoes off at the door, put towels outside to dry, etc. We had a very nice time and would definitely come back.

    March 2014
  • Staying at Sylvia and Karen's was an amazing experience. We were welcome with freshly harvested tropical fruits from the garden and spent some time with Karen who gave us many advices on the places to see on big island. At the evenings we were invited to share some wine and taste some tasty food prepared by Sylvia and Karen. We had some fresh local coffee in the morning and Sylvia even prepared some tasty breakfast for us!
    The talks with these 2 persons full of life were always very interesting and we learned a lot on the island from them.This airbnb experience was very unique and will remain in our memory for a long time.
    Besides our wonderful hosts, the place was perfect, on the hills, a few minutes from downtown, the house was surrounded by tropical trees and you have the see that is visible which makes a gorgeous view for the breakfast!
    The room was very pretty, comfortable and clean, but one of the most amazing part was the shower... you could really feel like in these ads for shower gels, with bamboos around you and little statues!
    The list of the qualities of this place and these hosts is endless... and I would be so happy if one day I could stay again at "tropical paradise"!

    March 2014
  • Sylvia and Karen were such wonderful hosts! From the moment I got in, I was welcomed with warmth (and lots of delicious food!). The accommodations were very comfortable and the views of Kona were just stunning. The ladies were also very helpful in directing me around the island as well as offering suggestions on where to go. I had a short visit of only 3 nights, but would've loved to spend more time with Sylvia and the rest of the house. Thanks - until next time!

    March 2014
  • What a delightful experience! Sylvie and Karen are just the best hosts you can hope for. So warm, friendly, inviting and knowledgeable, they were constantly recommending places for us to visit and telling us the best ways to get there. Each morning there was fruit, bread pudding or coffee outside our room and we had an amazing BBQ dinner party with Sylvie, Karen and Roseanne, with delicious food, wine and laughter. We only stayed 3 nights which was not enough time around such wonderful people. They went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed. The room was clean and nicely furnished. The bed was really comfortable and the location of the house was very convenient for exploring the area. The house and garden are beautiful and calming, with a magnificent view to the coast. We count ourselves lucky for having had the opportunity to stay there.

    February 2014
  • We had an A*M*A*Z*I*N*G* time in Hawai'i, now we are in Ohau and would just get the first flight back to Sylvie's Ohana! It was one of our best holidays and this would not have been possible without the kindness, smiles, enthusiasm of Sylvia, Karen, and Roxana. If we'll ever get back to Kona, which we hope will happen very soon, we will go for sure to Sylvia's place, which is an authentic paradise! We loved it! The house is beautiful, clean, comfortable and most important, the people are so nice, you could not expect more than find some new friends during your travels!That experience will remain in our hearts and ! Thanks!

    February 2014
  • Sylvie has a great spirit. I had a memorable stay at her place. She is kind and generous. The place is beautiful, neat and clean. I would certainly recommend people ti stay here.

    Sylvie: Thanks for an awesome valentine days celebration. Thank you so much.

    February 2014
  • Silvie es una anfitriona estupenda que te hace sentir como en casa...el último día nos preparó una cena de despedida sorpresa, lo cual fue todo un detalle por su parte.

    No dudariamos en volver a alojarnos en este estupendo B&B


    February 2014
  • Simply put, I had an amazing time in Kona, and it wouldn't have been possible without Karen, Sylvie and Roseanne... period. From all the advice, thoughtful and hilarious conversations to the FOOD, the experience and hospitality was second to none. I can definitely say that I came back home with three new friends! See y'all soon!


    January 2014
  • Sylvie and Karen are outstanding hosts! They genuinely want their guests to have a great stay on the Big Island, and make an effort to accommodate (if possible, even last minute!) Communication with Karen was prompt and concise during reservation and before arrival. Very welcoming and pleasant on arrival. The house was easy to get to from the airport, in a quiet community with good access to many island destinations. There's even a fair-sized convenience store within walking distance. The property is gorgeous with an amazing view and a beautiful garden, full of different orchids and fruit trees.They've taken care to combine beautiful and unique elements throughout. The room was clean with a very comfortable bed. Good for one or two guests. The personal outdoor shower was not at all a nuisance for me. They've prepared some handy maps but were always willing to chat about other recommendations. They are a wealth of knowledge. Every morning outside the room was a mountain of fresh-picked fruit for breakfast, buttery avocados the size of small melons and delicious 100% Kona coffee. After a day of exploring I always looked forward to coming back and catching up with Karen and Sylvie. They have a contagious fun energy, throw gourmet dinner parties, eat cheese and drink good wine with my kind of enthusiasm. I feel very lucky to have been a guest in their home; they are an unforgettable part of why our Big Island stay was fantastic. I look forward to a future visit. Mahalo!

    January 2014
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Our ohana (Hawaiian for home) and the general ambiance of this space is the essence of relaxed and peaceful. It is easy to enjoy the best of any destination, if you meet nice people, see interesting sights (from temples to museums), or simply enjoying the coast, swimming, sunbathing, walking or snorkeling. Personally I prefer having every opportunity of meeting people from all walks of life, eating healthy but tastey food, and experiencing culture. For these reasons me and my ohana live in Hawaii. We certainly hope that you will share our joy of where we live and enjoy our Aloha :)
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