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Spacious Retreat - MONTH-to-MONTH in Paradise

Entire guest suite hosted by Caryl
2 guestsStudio1 bed1 bath
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Sept 1-30 $1700: MONTH-to-MONTH. See details below. Home away from home 7 minutes to airport. Perfect temp @ 1000 ft. elevation. Private apartment with studio/LR, full kitchen, bath. WIFI, cable, beach gear, breakfast, free parking.

Cozy, yet spacious. Pack Light! Has everything. Bring a bathing suit, shorts, tee shirts, hiking shoes, shirt/ light jacket. Kitchen has basics; check before shopping.
See Tax info below. Need negative test.

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Quarantine regulations are subject to change. Check the website for the Hawaii Tourism Authority for the latest info.
Due to COVID-19 we are renting for 50% of usual rate, booking for 1 month minimum, 3 month maximum, with option to extend your stay.
Entire home away from home for less than a hotel room! A short trip to everything, a world apart in lovely neighborhood setting. Add $55 cleaning fee for a real bargain.
Rate includes starter basket of breakfast foods (granola and almond milk), Kona coffee, teas, to start your stay, plus free wifi, beach gear, washer-dryer and aloha spirit.
Check calendar for openings throughout the year .

Spacious relaxing guest apartment in lovely home-garden setting at perfect elevation in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii on the Big Island! About 300 sq. ft. Lovely bedroom/ living room combo, large bath, well-appointed kitchen, sleeps 2.
NON-smoking property. Pet free. (Also see ARTIST'S HOME: Spectacular View Above KONA, our home upstairs, available in summer months.)

TAX: Hawaii requires that hosts collect and pay the 14.962% tax on all vacation rentals. Airbnb collects the tax as part of your booking (along with the rental fee, cleaning fee, and service charge/booking fee from Airbnb). You pay the entire amount with a credit card. Airbnb charges the service fee on the rental and cleaning fees only. Airbnb does not add any fee to the tax.
NOTE: For stays of 180 days or more pay only the 4.15% GET tax, NOT the 10.25% TAT.

Come home to this spacious and comfortable ohana (in-law unit) with garden views and its own entrance. Lounge in the large studio (bedroom-sitting room combo), fully furnished with pillow-top king bed, glass-top table and chairs, recliner, TV with expanded cable, and free wireless internet access. We remodeled in March 2019; walls are creamy yellow w. white trim, decorated with host John Burns' art. Large bathroom has slate shower, shelving, and lots of fluffy towels. Full kitchen is well-equipped with everything you need to create fabulous meals when you don't feel like dining out, and its conveniently stocked with basic foods, spices, & condiments.

We remodeled the entire kitchen in our ohana in March 2019.
Due to zoning regulations there is NO stove. However, there are still plenty of options for food preparation and cooking.

We do have the following:
Microwave for convection cooking.
Electric tea kettle to boil water.
Electric fry pan for cooking.
Electric rice cooker/steamer for cooking rice and steaming vegetables.
Electric toaster oven (large) that toasts bread and can bake a chicken or pizza.
Electric toaster.
George Forman grill.
Electric citrus juicer.
Electric coffee grinder and mill for grinding coffee.
Electric coffee pot.
Electric blender.
Electric wok for stir fries, etc.
Electric griddle for frying eggs, bacon, etc.

Outdoor gas grill with two burners for grilling meat, fish, and vegetables. Can also cook on the gas grill as desired.

Please let me know if this will work for you. If you require a stove our ohana is not a good fit for your vacation stay. We want you to have a wonderful stay.

Awake to the sounds of tropical birds. Sip Kona coffee in comfy chairs at your glass-topped table on the patio outside, surrounded by palms. Pick tropical fruits from the garden in season (papaya, lemon, star fruit). A comfortable elevation at 1000', great for relaxing after trips to the beach or town. A short trip to everything, yet a world apart in a lovely neighborhood setting. Off-street parking, washer-dryer. Boogie boards, fins, chairs, umbrellas, cooler, beach towels are provided.

Affordable, with Breakfast in Your Time Zone: Our ohana is a fantastic value. Why settle for a cramped hotel room or studio or a 'Continental breakfast' when you can enjoy a great, affordable ohana (in-law unit). Since you may be coming from the Mainland, and might be hungry long before we awake, we provide you with plenty of goodies, available when you're ready to eat, like granola and almond milk, Kona coffee and Hawaiian teas. You are welcome to pick lemons and papaya from our trees in season. (Not always available due to season.) Use the washer/dryer, supplies are provided.

We fell in love with Hawaii because of the Aloha spirit. We want others to enjoy the spirit of Aloha, too. Many of our guests have toured the island and returned to us before leaving Kona. All have raved about our comfortable, clean, affordable ohana, our home and hospitality. They say this was their favorite place to stay in Hawaii, and a better value than other places they stayed. They vow to return and to send friends.

Nowhere Else on Earth - Hawaii's Unique Offerings: The Big Island, the most exciting island in Hawaii, has 11 of the world's 13 ecosystems, from snow-capped mountains in winter, towering 14,000' above the ocean, to tropical rain forests. All this on an island almost 200 miles around.

Kilauea Volcano added land to the island in summer of 2018. Currently there are NO lava flows into the ocean. Star-gaze at Mauna Kea Observatory. Visit ancient heiau (temple) where King Kamehameha united the Hawaiian islands.

Watch migrating whales and spinner dolphins at Kua Bay. Paddle out to Captain Cook's monument in Kealakekua Bay where the first known Europeans met Hawaiians. Meet Hawaiians, a truly diverse culture. Hula. Go to a real luau.

Enjoy the sport of Ali'i (royalty), surf the waves. Swim with gazillions of colorful fish and sea turtles at Kealakekua Bay. Lie on a black sand at Punalu'u. Go coffee tasting at Kona farms. Discover your own secret treasures. Live aloha.

$10/night fee for guests beyond 2 persons.

Please read our House Rules, particularly if you are squeamish about tropical bugs or noises, or are expecting a $300 - $500 resort style in a unique local accommodation.

Guest access
Free WIFI
Free off-street parking a few steps from your door.
Free use of washer-dryer
Gas grill on lanai
Beach gear: chairs, umbrellas, towels, boogie boards, fins, reef shoes, coolers
Guide books: Hawaii, Big Island Revealed (several editions), books on fish, birds, hikes, beaches, flowers, etc.
TV with extended cable
Lanai (patio) with queen sofa-futon couch-bed with view of ocean, and glass-top table for dining.

Kitchen equipment and staples to prepare meals and snacks/ paper products, plastic bags, etc.

Other things to note
We will email our series of "Great Places to See on the Big Island", with links to websites, maps and recommendations for great restaurants, favorite beaches and art galleries, day trips, Volcanoes National Park, etc.
When we are home, we are happy to talk with you if you wish about day trips and your vacation preferences. You set the pace. It's your vacation.

License number
GE-082-581-0944-02 Excise and TA-082-581-0944-01 Transient Accommodation Tax
Sept 1-30 $1700: MONTH-to-MONTH. See details below. Home away from home 7 minutes to airport. Perfect temp @ 1000 ft. elevation. Private apartment with studio/LR, full kitchen, bath. WIFI, cable, beach gear, breakfast, free parking.

Cozy, yet spacious. Pack Light! Has everything. Bring a bathing suit, shorts, tee shirts, hiking shoes, shirt/ light jacket. Kitchen has basics; check before shopping.
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States

Lovely neighborhood, 2.3 miles up Hualalai from the Kona airport (KOA).
Our neighborhood semi-remote, but close to everything. We are 7 min. from the airport, but we hear no noise, as it is not legal to fly over land on the Big Island (except to land and take off). No street lights to obscure your view of the stars.
We are 10 min. from Costco, 12-15 min. from town and shopping, 20-45 min. from fantastic beaches. Our area is perfect for day trips in all directions! Then you come home to a peaceful setting at a comfortable elevation.

The neighborhood has roosters, dogs, wild turkeys, and birds that sing loudly in the morning. If you are sensitive to noise, you might want to use the soft earplugs that we provide. (Sorry, no refunds for "noise".)

We live in the tropics. There are cute geckos that may eat yogurt and papaya from your softly outstretched finger. Since it's the tropics we also bugs, ants, spiders, centipedes, etc. We have Terminex spray regularly around the perimeter and under the sinks, so pests rarely enter your space. But however much we clean it is impossible for us to guarantee a "pest-free" environment. Sorry, we cannot provide refunds if you are uncomfortable with these "pests".

Dogs may bark or be off leash. Walking is best if you go down 1/2 block and left onto Nana, (becomes Holoholo) a street that goes for about 20 min. before you need to turn around.
Lovely neighborhood, 2.3 miles up Hualalai from the Kona airport (KOA).
Our neighborhood semi-remote, but close to everything. We are 7 min. from the airport, but we hear no noise, as it is not legal to f…

Hosted by Caryl

Joined in February 2012
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Love meeting new people. Thatʻs one of the reasons we enjoy the guests in our ohana (in-law apt.). Love to cook. I have a huge collection of recipe books with cooking from many countries. Really love beaches on Hawaii, snorkeling, reading at the beach, napping at the beach. Love showing family and friends around the island, sharing favorite cool secret spots and restaurants. Enjoy living aloha on Hawaii time.
Love meeting new people. Thatʻs one of the reasons we enjoy the guests in our ohana (in-law apt.). Love to cook. I have a huge collection of recipe books with cooking from many cou…
During your stay
We are available 24/7 via cell phone and text messages. We have wonderful cleaning staff, landscapers, property manager, and a cadre of professionals who can handle any needs that might arise. You just have to let us know, and we'll respond quickly. We live upstairs, and rent the downstairs ohana (in-law unit). When we are away for extended periods, we rent much of the upstairs as well. (See ARTIST'S HOME: Spectacular View Above Kona: www.airbnb.com/rooms/5226508.) Both areas are private, independent spaces. We recently installed a great sound barrier between the floors, and our Airbnb guests are generally splendid and considerate of guests.
We are available 24/7 via cell phone and text messages. We have wonderful cleaning staff, landscapers, property manager, and a cadre of professionals who can handle any needs that…
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House rules
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Long term stays (28 days or more) are allowed
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $150
Cancellation policy

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