DEAL 4/17-26 @ Spacious Retreat

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Ahulani St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, United States

Enjoy our spacious ohana in a quiet neighborhood, close to everything, but miles away from downtown Kona. Everything you need is right here. Perfect temp @ 1000 ft. elevation. Comfy, well-equipped, free wifi, beach gear, breakfast food, aloha spirit.

The Space

April 17-26 = SALE $99 including tax for unexpected April opening.
Regular winter-spring rate is $125/night including tax. ($110 + tax) Add $45 cleaning fee for a real bargain. Entire home away from home for less than a hotel room!
(Airbnb is not programmed to add tax like other sites do, so our rate includes the tax.)

Check calendar for openings throughout the winter and spring.

Spacious Relaxing Guest House in Quiet Home-Garden Setting at Perfect Elevation in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii on the Big Island! Lovely bedroom-living room, large bath, well-appointed kitchen, sleeps 2. NON-smoking property. Pet free.

Come home to this spacious and comfortable ohana (in-law unit) with garden views and its own entrance. Lounge in the large bedroom-sitting room, fully furnished with pillow-top king bed, glass-top table and chairs, recliner, TV with expanded cable, and free wireless internet access. (Blue color is much lighter in person.) 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.

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. A comfortable elevation at 900', great for relaxing after trips to the beach or town. A short trip to everything, yet a world apart in a quiet 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) with tropical fruit and Kona coffee. Since you may be coming from the Mainland, and might be hungry long before we awake, we fill your ohana with plenty of goodies, available when you're ready to eat, like papaya, banana, cereal, oatmeal, and soy milk. You are welcome to pick fruits from our trees in season, including lemons, papaya, mango, and star fruit. Use the washer/dryer.

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.

All the Comforts of Home - Well-equiped Ohana: You'll find everything you need in our well-equipped kitchen to prepare fabulous meals when you don't feel like going out or want to save money for adventures. Our full kitchen includes full sized refrigerator-freezer, 4 burner gas stove and oven, and all major appliances: Grind and brew fresh coffee to sip on the patio or lanai. Use our great collection of pots and pan, salad spinner, rice cooker, and cooking utensils to cook at home, including toaster oven, toaster, microwave, blender, rice cooker, coffee mill and pot, extensive glassware, wine glasses, pitchers, and utensils.

Prepare snacks and meals for day trips and take along goodies in baggies and totes. Use cold packs in the cooler. No need to buy all of the things you need only a little bit of. We stock the fridge with condiments, salad dressings, soy sauce, jams and syrup, peanut butter, mayo, soy sauce, oils and vinegars. We stock cupboards with coffee, teas, sweeteners, spices, herbs, rice, pastas, cereal and soy milk.

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 adds land to the island daily, as lava flows into the ocean. See Thurston Lava Tubes in Volcano National Park, a short walk through a primordial forest of towering ferns. 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 Alii (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.

Guest Access

Free WIFI, free off-street parking next to apt.
Free use of washer-dryer
Gas grill on lanai
Beach gear: chairs, umbrellas, towels, boogie boards, coolers, beach toys for children
Guide books: Hawaii, Big Island Revealed (several editions), books on fish, hikes, beaches, flowers, etc.
TV-DVD player with lots of DVDs and extended cable
Downstairs lanai with queen sofa-futon bed with view of ocean, and glass-top table for dining
Upstairs shared lanai for viewing sunsets
First aide equipment, OFF!, sun screen, aloe vera, toiletries
Kitchen equipment and staples to prepare meals and snacks/ paper products, plastic bags, etc.

Interaction with Guests

We are always available to our guests, with maps and recommendations for great restaurants, favorite beaches and art galleries, etc.
You set the pace. It's your vacation. We are happy to interact at your convenience, but also give you as much space as you like.
We are only gone for tennis, beach time, or family medical emergencies.

The Neighborhood

Our neighborhood is quiet and secluded. Remote, but close to everything. We are 7 min. from the airport, but hear no noise, as it is not legal to fly over land on the Big Island (except to land and take off).
We are 10 min. from Costco, 12 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 peace and quiet at a comfortable elevation.

Getting around

Public Transit is not great on the Big Island. Buses run infrequently, and the nearest bus is about 2 miles away--up a steep hill. You need a car to get around and see all of the great things the Big Island has to offer.

Other Things to Note

We love having visitors from all over the world. We love getting to know you, hearing about your life, you home, and helping you get the most out of your time on the Big Island. And we give you plenty of space and privacy. We love Hawaii, and we hope you will too.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 5 nights
Weekly Price: $822 /week
Monthly Price: $2254 /month
Security Deposit: $150
Cleaning Fee: $45
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Great stay at Caryl's Kona suite. Everything we needed was provided -- fresh breakfast items, toiletries, wifi, and a very cool and pleasant atmosphere up on the hill. Close to many things we wanted to do on Kona side -- smack dab between the coffee/mac nut farms and cultural sites, snorkeling and surf beaches. Thank you for a lovely stay in your ohana!

    April 2014
  • We had a great stay at Caryl's Kona house, it very comfortable, super quite, and spacious. The house has a view to the ocean, and within 10min driving distance to the Kona downtown area with shopping and restaurants. Its fully equipped with all the cooking wears and pantry staples. Caryl was a great host, she provided coffee, breakfast cereals, and even snorkel gears and beach chairs! we pretty much had everything that needed to spend a good day on the beach! We definitely recommend Caryl's place for Kona visitors.

    December 2013
  • we had a lovely time. Clean space with everything one would need for a comfortable stay. Close to everything. Our host was very helpful and gave us insightful tips for our journey.

    December 2013
  • We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay at Caryl and John's ohana. Caryl was prompt when responding to communication and flexible when a flight delay brought us in a day later than expected. She had to be out of town for our visit so her husband, John, was our host upon arrival. He made us feel welcome and totally at home, sharing helpful tips and ideas about places we planned to visit. He really enhanced our stay; we felt like we were staying with family. The ohana itself was clean and really well equipped with all the comforts of home but a much better view! They provide you with goodies for the beach (towels, chairs, sun shades etc) and the kitchen was also very well stocked (including a growler for trips to Kona Brewing). We enjoyed the fresh fruit that John left out for us and all the little touches that made us feel comfortable. We highly recommend staying here if you plan on visiting the Big Island.

    October 2013
    Response from Caryl:

    Linda and Martin,
    I'm glad you had such a great time and got to visit with my sweetie John. He really enjoyed your company too. I hope to get to visit with you on your next trip.

  • Caryl was a great host, even though she wasn´t home during our stay, she made sure we were taken care of!
    We can only recommend this clean and spacious stay. Perfect for a couple or for two!
    She had lots of to do´s information waiting for us, DVD´s or books about the Island! We enjoyed sitting outside on the ohana while eating breakfast and dinner. The kitchen had everything we needed and more! As well as the bathroom! There were coolers, boogie boards, snorkelling gear, etc. to use for beach trips. The house is in a very nice neighborhood overlooking the coast. The airport or Kailua-Kona are both just 15 minutes away.
    We had a great time, thanks again Caryl.

    October 2013
    Response from Caryl:

    I'm thrilled you had such a good stay, and glad you got to meet and befriend my best friend Gay. I hope to meet you on your next trip to the Big Island.
    Mahalo nui loa,

  • This was a very comfortable and clean place to stay, we enjoyed our stay here very much. The kitchen was well stocked with cooking basics and there was beach stuff there for our use as well. We would stay again if we returned.

    September 2013
  • Very nice, spacious place to stay and explore the big island. Caryl (actually the whole family) is a very friendly and great, accommodating host, you will have everything you can possibly need. She even gave us fresh local fruits, cereals and coffee. And some good advice what to see and how to get there. We had a good time!
    Nice: There are also books, guides and DVDs about life in Hawai'i.

    September 2013
  • The reservation was canceled 27 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    September 2013
  • Caryl's place is light, spacious and peaceful, and Caryl offered many suggestions for the surrounding area. Despite the neighboring dog barking till late and being woken up early by roosters, I slept surprisingly well!

    September 2013
    Response from Caryl:

    The barking dog has moved away. We no longer have the one little dog who barked when his owners were away at night. We can't promise complete silence. Other dogs do bark occasionally, but our other guests say they have not been disturbed by the occasional dog bark.

    Tropical birds sing in the morning, and the rooster across the street crows to welcome the day.
    Our other guests say they have not been disturbed by the rooster, and they enjoy the tropical birds.
    Our neighborhood is much more quiet than the downtown hotel and condo area.

    We offer ear plugs for anyone who wants them--and you can take the ear plugs for the plane…

  • Staying at Caryl Burns made for a great vacation in Hawaii for the following reasons:

    1. The place was beautiful, tranquil and very clean.

    2. Caryl greeted us with a kind Aloha and helped us settle in and get acquainted with the accommodations. From the literature describing who what when and where on Hawaii, along with personal suggestions, fresh fruit, kitchen condiments, and stocked kitchen ware.

    3. We felt at home being able to cook on our own time, pack lunches, and were able to use any of Caryl's beach and snorkeling gear (coolers, beach umbrella, beach chairs, boogie boards, flippers etc.) free of charge! Many places charge a rental fee.

    4. The location is set away from the downtown area. We loved this as it was quite, private, and since it is a higher elevation cooler than downtown, not at all cold though. The location is perfect if you rented a car, which you absolutely should to get around the whole island conveniently as we did, and close but not all too close to the airport. I preferred staying here than close to downtown Kona as there is hardly anything open later than 6p-9pm anyways, and going back to Caryl's was like a private getaway.

    5. I appreciated Caryl's many suggestions on where to go what to see, and how she also gave us space and was not overbearing at all.

    I would absolutely recommend staying here, and would come back when I visit Hawaii again.

    July 2013
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Indiana University, UC Berkeley
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.
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