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 upstairs as well as a queen size bed, a futon and sofa/bed downstairs gives you the choice of sleeping arrangements .
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.
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.
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.
James and Flora! My sister, mom and I miss you! James is the host with the most - kindly providing insider tips and ideas about where to go, what to see. Rushing us to the docks to catch the boat tours. Making and serving yummy breakfast and home grown coffee on the deck overlooking the valley, forest and ocean-skis. Birdies (website hidden)ing and flying by.. paradise in the tree-house! A stunningly unique, comfortable and peaceful place to stay.
The treehouse was magical - a jungle hideaway - but with everything and close to everything. James met us at the door, showed us around, made us feel welcome. There was everything we could need - and more. The design details were unusual, thoughtful, with an eye for practicality yet quirky and cool: there was some stunningly good art on the walls. That was just the beginning: the alarm clock was the sound of fresh, "home made" coffee from James' coffee farm. The first coffee of my life that I could drink black: yummmm. Then we were treated to amazing breakfasts - from french toast, to waffles - each day was a surprise. James and Flora were perfect company and had excellent suggestions of where to go, what to do. We had 10 perfect days. Thanks so much!
Dear Flora, dear James - thank you so much for being such great hosts. I totally forgot about breakfast until I smelled the wonderful "home-grown" coffee and pancakes/French toast mmmhh :-)
We really liked the tree house! Such a cosy and wonderful with a stunning view from the master bedroom. Thank you James for answering our million questions so patiently and even calling us on the phone to give us more tips "on the run" concerning our trip to Mauna Kea. Good base for trips to Kona beach and other beautiful beaches in the area. Hope we can come and stay here again one day!
James and Flora were fantastic hosts. They made sure we had the most wonderful stay in their beautiful treehouse. We loved hearing nature all around, having delicious breakfast with James and Flora, and we are leaving full of good memories and with 2 new friends!
Overall it was perfect!
The tree house was awesome ! Great view, clean, unique and just delightful. James and flora were so welcoming . Everyday James would make his tasty coffee and breakfast ....and give me tips on the coolest places to check out. The shower is pretty sweet ! I definitely will be returning !!!
Thank u xoxox
What an amazing place! James welcomed us with warm "Alohas" and from the moment we walked in to our very special tree-house we were wowed.
The accommodation is separated from the main house by a bridge, just adding to the unique jungle like locale of this beautiful abode. It's very handy to downtown Kona and everywhere else we visited and so inviting to come back to after a day of exploring.
Breakfast (coffee mmm), places to visit and very comprehensive directions... nothing was too much trouble. James and Flora were wonderful hosts.
All of the other fabulous reviews I've read of this couple and place are spot on... book with confidence!
My two teenage daughters and I have had fabulous air bnb experiences and this ohana was the perfect place to finish a wonderful US tour. We LOVED the Big Island but I think this was largely due to the wonderful people we stayed with that welcomed us into their homes!