Share our home with ocean view

House - Private room · Kaila Pl, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, United States

The Space

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.

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.

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.


Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $10
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • We had another great stay at Colin and Rowena's place. As before it was excellent and like staying with family. Everything was clean, bed was comfortable and food was excellent. We would not hesitate to recommend this place. It is great value.

    David and Cindy

    April 2014
  • This is a great place to stay! Colin and his wife Rowena are fantastic hosts. I came into Kona on a late night flight, and was provided excellent directions. The room is comfortable, clean and spacious. In the morning, I was treated to a fantastic breakfast of various fruits, toast, coffee, and jams. Colin actually makes the jams himself, and his banana bread is tremendous as well. Not only did I enjoy a great conversation with them, I truly felt welcomed. They are great hosts, who like to learn more about their guests, and I appreciate this in a time when so many things on our world are "transactional". Great place, great people!

    April 2014
    Response from Colin:

    Aoha Jeff,
    Mahalo for that terrific review. We truly appreciate your kind words, it means so much to us. I hope your visit to the Orchid Isle is all you hoped for.
    Rowena and Colin

  • Nous avons passé un super séjour chez Colin et Rowena. Sont super, accueillants, généreux, et disponibles.
    La chambre est confortable, avec une salle de bain indépendante et très propre.
    Excellente adresse.

    April 2014
  • We stayed two nights (March 24 and 25) with Colin and Rowena and it felt like staying with family. The room was spacious, clean, comfortable and roomy. The bed was very comfortable and the breakfasts were excellent. We had breakfast on their front lanai with a distant view of the ocean and beautiful songs of a variety of birds. Couldn't be better.

    David and Cindy Bell

    March 2014
  • We had a great stay! Wonderful hosts who really made us feel at home. The room is clean and lovely and breakfast on the lanai was perfect. Would definitely recommend it!

    March 2014
  • We had a great experience sharing the beautiful house of Roweena and Colin! They were so nice and friendly, we really felt at home. The breakfast time was wonderful, very tasty food and lovely conversations with them. We wish we will come back to their place, we just miss them!!
    This is the place to stay in Kona area.

    March 2014
  • I stayed with Colin and Rowena my one night in Kona. They are very friendly and my room was exactly what I was hoping for. I was very tired after a day of travelling and was so glad to have such a comfortable bed to sleep in. I had a great night's sleep and woke to a tasty breakfast made by Colin and served on their beautiful deck with a view of the ocean.

    March 2014
  • Colin and Rowena's place is amazing. My room was clean, cozy, and very well organized. I had my own full-sized bathroom, which was also very tidy. They are also one of the few bnb's I've stayed at that live up to what bnb's stand for, which is "Bed AND Breakfast", serving me fresh, exotic Hawaiian fruits in the morning. Overall, if their home is open during your visit, you won't be disappointed.

    March 2014
  • What a brilliant stay in Kona! We enjoyed every second with Colin an Rowena. Very quiet and safe area, nice room and perfect privat bathroom. The perfect start in each day: Wonderful breakfast with bananabread and other deliciousness and fruits together with Colin and Rowena.
    We will never forget the wonderful time in your place. All the best to both of you!

    March 2014
  • Great hosts, and gorgeous view from the Lanai! We only stayed one night but enjoyed a nice cup of coffee and banana bread in the morning with Colin and Rowena.

    March 2014
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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.
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