Our homes cozy ohana will be your home while visiting Kailua Kona and it's local attractions. The ohana has a hotplate and small fridge for your convenience. To help your day get going a continental breakfast will be served between 7-9am on the lanai where you can enjoy the serenity and a cup of James Bean coffee while you plan your days events out and around the Big island.
A full size bed and sofa/bed as well as two single beds in a separate sleeping area allow for up to six people to relax/sleep and recharge your batteries for the next day Big Island adventure that awaits.
Beach towels are provided so that you can relax upon your arrival. Back packs, cooler, fins, snorkels, masks and boogie boards are also included so you can get right to the beach and have some fun in the sun.
Parking available for up to two cars. Need a car? Just ask Flora if the Rav4 is available. 40$/day
We are located a short 10 minutes drive from downtown Kona, the Kona pier (start and end point of the Ironman held in October each year) and the beaches along Alii Drive! The approximate 1000ft elevation offer a comfortable 5-10 deg cooler retreat after a day at the beach.
Kona is known for its year round sunny weather daily temperatures ranging from 81 to 86 degrees. World class beaches and dining. Attractions such as swimming with dolphins, body glove snorkel tours, volcano helicopter tours, submarine and glass bottom boat tours are only a few to mention. This is a marine preserve and you can swim with sea turtles, and all the other tropical fish found in Hawaii's waters. Ocean kayaking and snorkeling are favorite activities at this spot. Coffee farms offer tours and samples of famous Kona coffee throughout the rural areas.
Kaahaluu Beach Park 15 minutes away. This has got to be one of the best snorkeling places in the world. It is a pretty, but unpretentious setting. One of the things that makes it good, in addition to the variety of fish you will see, is the fact that it is a really safe place to snorkel. It is good for children, older people, or those who can't swim. traditional Hawaiian Luaus are offered at several locations, and well worth the cost. Everyone should visit the hilton waikoloa village for a full day trip. Free transport to galleries, dolphin quest, restaurants and shops. The Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii has a number of ongoing experiments and applications of ocean technology, all very interesting.
Puuhonau O Honaunau National Historic Park (30 minutes away), or the City of Refuge (highly recommended) gives you the feel for the former way of life in a partially restored 16th century village. You will see thatched huts, canoes, idols, and a temple that has the bones of several Hawaiian chiefs. Set on a peaceful white sand beach. Two Step, nicknamed such because of the land formation underwater, is right in this area, about a hundred yards north of the City of Refuge. It's another fantastic place for either snorkeling or diving.
Hapuna Beach is 30 minutes away but probably as close to a "perfect" beach as you'll find in the state with fine, golden white sand maybe half a mile long and a couple hundred feet wide. It's a fine place for building sand castles and boogie boarding. There's seldom much of an undertow. It has a small snack bar, and showers. Conde Nast Traveler magazine has declared this the best beach in the nation. The beach is about a half an hour's drive north of Kailua-Kona near the 69 mile marker off Highway 19.
With abundant marine and wildlife, Kona remains unspoiled and has much diversity to explore. Activities include Catamaran rides, golf, wildlife viewing, tennis, diving, snorkeling, surfing, parasailing, sport fishing, beaches, tropical garden tours, real submarine tours (highly recommended), hiking, biking, horseback riding, local outdoor markets, world class shopping, sunset dinner cruises, fabulous restaurants, cinemas, museums, boating, sailing, windsurfing, jet skiing, helicopter tours, volcanic exploration, dolphin shows, and finding sea turtles on Kealakekua Bay just 20 minutes away.
Interaction with Guests
Continental style breakfast "served up by James between 7-9" gives you opportunity to pick Our brains for your days adventure if you so desire. Coffee farm tours can be arranged at your/James convenience.
Keep it clean, respect the neighborhood but most of all HAVE FUN!!
Some beach gear is available for you to use i.e. masks, snorkels, some fins(not all sizes) boogie board, cooler and again all we ask is that you rinse with fresh water after use but most of all HAVE FUN!! To help start your day a continental breakfast will be served between 7-9am on the lanai where you can enjoy the serenity and a cup of James Bean coffee.
This was an amazing AirBNB experience! James made us feel immediately welcome, and the space itself is both gorgeous and conveniently located. He even made us breakfast every day, and was full of excellent recommendations for things to see and places to eat. Highly recommended for anybody coming to the big island.
We had a lovely stay at this perfectly located eccentric little place. The treehouse is 5 minutes from downtown Kona sa well as major retail stores and 1-3 minutes to the artsy town of Holualoa and the main freeway. The spot is surrounded by trees and wildlife (turkeys, pigs, cats, frogs and geckos). Inside the decor is funky and vintage stocked with everything you'd need from boogie boards and snorkels to homegrown grapefruit and Aloe Vera (which we took extensive advantage of). Excellent coffee and breakfast every morning accompanied James' many helpful tips and stories about the island.
James and Flora provide a great little getaway in the south Kona area. The listing was exactly as described. James especially goes above and beyond to make sure their guests are happy and provides a wealth of info about the area. He also gave us a great recommendation on a local snorkel tour. He and Flora were actually on Oahu when we arrived but had his mother place a bottle of champagne in the fridge ready for us to arrive on our honeymoon. Very cool and thoughtful. The place fully loaded with gear for all our beach/water activities. James made us breakfast complete with fresh fruit, juice, and something new and yummy each day. If you are a coffee drinker you will enjoy the coffee James grows and makes fresh for you. I even had to take some home with me to enjoy. We would recommend them to anyone else wanting to stay in Kona area that are looking for something a little different with Hawaiin charm. Thanks!
Well, I liked the tree house so much on my last stay, I had to come back again! Awesome breakfast and a beautiful view, just like last time. Mahalo!
My daughter I traversed the big island and spent 2 nights in this lovely, eclectic ohana. We were warmly greeted by James who graciously showed us the workings of the place while also offering beach gear for our use and suggestions of places that would interest us. He took great care in making sure we had clear directions as well.
James Bean coffee and egg croissants were a big hit in the mornings!
Very nice people with a really special home-with-a-view high above Kona. We were made to feel very welcome and the breakfast is a nice touch. The place stays comfortable and cool as it's high up from the beach and always in the shade. There are cats, turkeys, frogs and other vociferous critters in the night, so if you're a light sleeper and these things annoy you, you may want a closed room somewhere with the AC on.
We're so grateful to have met James and Flora, and to have found this amazing, beautiful tree house! Warm, gracious hosts, delicious coffee and breakfast. The tree house is more beautiful than photos depict. We loved the symphony of the wildlife "music"....Aloha vibe was sweet, friendly, easy, open, caring.