Large private guest room with queen-sized double bed and large private adjoining bathroom with tub /shower. Our home is well ventilated and has ceiling fans. We are located on a quiet residential cul-de-sac.You are welcome to enjoy our large lanai with ocean and sunset views, and cool breezes, if you want to bring some food home. Enjoy tropical fruit trees, orchids and Hawaiian birds in our lush landscaped garden. Limited space in shared refrigerator.
Facilities for cooking are not available.
Guest parking in carport, WIFI available.
On parle francais, man spricht Deutsch, Queen's English spoken here!
We are at 500ft elevation, overlooking Kailua Bay, about 5 minutes drive from the center of town as well as waterfront restaurants and stores.
Bus service from Kona International Airport
Hele-On provides direct service to Kona International Airport at Keahole via the Pahala-Kona-South Kohala route, Monday through Saturday. There is one trip from Pahala, through Kailua-Kona and Ali’i Drive areas that arrives Kona International Airport at Keahole at 8:25 a.m. The return bus departs Kona International Airport at Keahole at 8:30 a.m. and 4:50 p.m. for Pahala through Kailua-Kona and Ali’i Drive areas.
There is limited bus service around the island, it is about 1 1/2 mile walk to the bus-stop. We recommend you get a rental car, as the walk from town is uphill.
There is good snorkeling at Kahalu'u beach, about 12 minutes south of us, with easy ocean access for beginners. You can rent snorkel equipment at the beach.
Maximum length of stay is five nights, since we have to use the laundry which is in the guest bathroom.
ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING ON OR NEAR THE PROPERTY.
LOCAL ZONING LAW PREVENTS US FROM PROVIDING BREAKFAST. Guests are welcome to bring prepared food to the house and have a meal on our lanai.
Interaction with Guests
We are home most of the time. We like to interact with our guests, greet them when they arrive, help them decide where to go and what to see on the Big Island, and share our travel experiences.
We live on a quiet cul-de -sac in one of the older subdivisions (with underground utility lines). We are close to town, we get cool ocean breezes on our ocean-facing lanai.. We enjoy the sound of the birds during the day, and the lack of noise at night. We have a beautiful shady garden with lots of flowering plants.
There is a limited bus service but it is about I mile walk to the bus-stop. We recommend visitors rent a car, as it is a steep walk from town to our house. Parking is available in our car-port under the house.
Laundry facilities available on request, $5.00 per load
Check in after 12 noon
Check out by 11am
NO SMOKING ON THE PROPERTY
No pets allowed.
Colin and Rowena are lovely people, very nice to chat to, but give you as much privacy as you want.
Good sized room with clean linen and comfortable bed. The ensuite is large. Everything was well maintained. Internet worked well, and we did a load of washing including use of the dryer ($5). The balcony has a nice view of the water.
Colin and Rowena went above and beyond to make sure I got my hat back, which I'd left behind, which was greatly appreciated.
We will stay there again when we come back to see the Manta Rays and Mauna Kea! Thank you for a wonderful stay!
Great hosts. Colin is helpful and informative. Big clean room with a private bathroom. Comfy and convenient. Coffe or tea in the morning, maybe with breakfast. But we left early and missed it. Pity. If we come back, we will definitely choose your house in Kona. Mahalo!
This is a welcoming comfortable home with lovely amenities! The hosts made us feel very welcome. Mahalo!
Colin's place is far beyond my expectation. Super clean, decent decoration, a huge private bathroom just inside the guest room. Not to mention the yummy breakfast Colin prepare for us. Gorgeous! Highly recommend!
Wir wurden herzlich empfangen und haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt bei Colin und Rowena. Am schönsten war das gemeinsame Frühstück auf der Terrasse mit Blick aufs Meer, dazu gab es frischen Kaffee und leckeres, selbstgebackenes Bananenbrot. Da Colin sehr gut deutsch spricht, konnten wir uns gut verständigen, haben viel über das Leben auf Hawaii erfahren und Tipps für unsere Ausflüge bekommen. Vielen Dank für die schönen Tage in Kailua-Kona!
A nice neighborhood with some fabulous landscaping, this space is open, lush, and the hosts are extremely welcoming. We were told of a great restaurant to try for seafood and it lived up to the review by the hosts---the room was very comfortable and the bathroom spacious and clean---overall, we had a great time and enjoyed the fine company of the hosts as well. And we got a free avo on the way out the door!!
Staying with Colin and Rowena was one of the highlights of our trip. They are a really nice couple who are really interesting to talk to. The room is spacious and has a private bathroom so it's possible to just come and go as you please. The house is in a nice neighbourhood and is a great base for exploring the area.
My wife Rowena and I moved to Kailua-Kona in 1996. We love it here in Kona, this is our last stop on our voyage through life! We have a catering business (email hidden), we coordinate and cater private parties, weddings and special events up to 70 guests. If you would like to enjoy a gourmet home-cooked dinner instead of going to a restaurant, we will be happy to accommodate you. Before moving to Kona we ran a 65ft charteryacht in the Virgin Islands, showing guests how to sail, snorkel and windsurf, providing 3 meals a day and open bar. In 1983 I sailed a 41ft sailboat from Los Angeles through the Panama Canal to the Virgin Islands, so we have lots of sea stories to share. I spent 20 years in LA in the aerospace business as well as studying law, having met my first wife Barbara In 1963 in Israel.We moved to LA from the Isle of Wight , England where my parents had a hotel, and where I had studied French and German.
Our interests include international cuisine(of course!),, gardening, backyard bird watching, photography.