New very private furnished cottage with full kitchen located behind main home, for adult guest. Approximately 5 miles from Kailua Kona town, on hillside over looking the Kona Coast. Located approx 3 miles above Keahole Airport approx 5 minutes away. Cottage is backing Hawaii Conservation area, nice size deck in natural forest area. Quiet and beautiful with lots of birds. Occasional flocks of Parrots fly over. Usually have daily visits by Wild Turkeys and Kalish (Japan Pheasants)and an occasional wild pig, Hawaiian Hawk or Owl. There are feral cats, local lizards, etc that come out of the Forrest area from time to time. Perfect for nature lovers. Very quiet, peaceful and relaxing area. It's country, rural, no street lights, I have flash lights, umbrellas and Pancho's for guest. Portable table for eating in doors or doing office work, also two TV trays. Deck table perfect for all meals outdoors. Floors are either carpet or (website hidden) has converter box, gets all network channels, Funai Movies, Stereo with CD player. WIFI computer access, Apt size Gas stove, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, apt. size fridge, dishes, glasses/cups, flatwear, pots/pans, towels,utensils, soap & sponge. Bathroom: Towels,wash clothes, soap, comp small shampoos/conditioners, toothpaste. Pretty much turn key unit. Double size bed. Feather down large pillows, and regular standard pillows. Parking spot in yard. Big Island Water is from an Artesian Well, very good water, we just use a Brita Filter pitcher & one is in cottage. We have awesome sunsets. You can see the coastline from the parking area. We are out of crowded town, easy access to all directions of travel. Closest Beach approx 3 miles away for Swimming, surfing, fishing, picnic, BBQ or just tanning. Historical places of interest close by. Close to Honokohau Harbor and other State beach parks. Kailua-Kona has many excellent: restaurants, all kinds of activities, shops, stores, Banks, Post Office, movies, bowling, etc. (We also have available surfboard, body board you can borrow for the day, snorkel & mask. Coolers available to take on outings, (we have ice). Kona is the dry side, lots of lava rock, path to cottage is a rocky path from parking area. Don't want any guest longer then a week at a time. Cottage needs to be kept clean, it's new. Sorry no children please, we are close to neighbors. Steps down to cottage and steps inside to bathroom. Cottage is built for two adults maximum, not child proof. Plus some plants surrounding cottage are poisonous if ingested. Cottage is not a luxury resort but a clean safe comfortable cottage. The young and Adventurous LOVE IT. Two nights stay minimum and 5 days max. Car rental is a must on the Big Island. Mahalo (Thank You)
What is available in the cottage and the Kona Area.
Interaction with Guests
Greet guest, introduce them to the cottage then leave guest alone. Always available for questions or help.
It's a local Hawaiian neighborhood.
No real public Transportation in the immediate area, only in town and it's LIMITED. Taxi very EXPENSIVE. Need a rental car for the Big Island of Hawai'i. Will not accept any reservation without a car rental. We are unable to shuttle guest.
Other Things to Note
Because we are country and behind us is the Conservation Forrest we have seasonal pest: ants, ground fleas, fruit files, white flies, mosquitoes, spiders, termites which we deal with as they arrive, this is COUNTRY. Pest Control sprays regularly. Also new arrival is Feral cats, use to have occasional Rat/mice problems, now Feral cats which Advocates have "fixed" and examined but has deemed this area a "Colony". Kona is built on lava, lots of rocks. Our yard is lava rock with some grass. Rocky path from parking area to cottage. *Three steps down to cottage, Seven Steps inside cottage up to the bathroom. Guest should be in good shape.
No drugs, no drunks or smoking in cottage. No parties. Be courteous as there are neighbors. KEEP CLEAN. Have to depart cottage at latest by 11:00 AM and Arrive at earliest at 3:00PM to allow for cleaning and preparation of cottage from one guest to another. Any damage by Guest, Guest will be responsible for replacement or repair. Cottage is built for only two adult occupants, not child proof.
Mahalo (Thank You)
We loved our stay in Judy's wonderful cottage! Everything was clean and the cottage has all you need: from snorkling equipment, beach towels, bodyboards to shampoos, body lotions and even some snacks in the fridge.
Judy is really nice and gave us many usefull inputs on what we could do on Big Island.
Thank you Judy!
A private cozy cottage, nicely decorated. Have everything that may needed prepared. Judy, the host was a friendly and attentive person. However, There are a few things worth to know. There was an unimproved path to pass before you reach the cottage after you park. It may be an issue for those who have lots of bulky baggages to carry. There were seven high stairs to climb to reach the bathroom on the upper level. It may be tough for those who have problem in climbing up stairs. There were lots of pots and pans in the kitchen but most of them were not in good usable condition. Other kitchen utensils and plates are okay.
Aloha, sorry you were not happy with the cottage. In the AIRBNB post the path is mentioned. So are the stairs to the cottage and up to the bathroom. Most of the pots/pans are the same as what we use, can't afford the gourmet type. People can choose what they want to use. Some people have cleaned shells in the pots. Can't afford to leave expensive items back there as they will get damaged, as I have replaced several items. It gets costly. The cottage is kind of a nice rustic, it appeals to the younger Adventurist guest that have been happy there. I want my guest to be happy and safe. There are nicer/better places in Kona, all costing a lot more. We're doing the best we can what what we have. Again, sorry you were not very happy here. I hope to actually retire back there one day. Hope you had a nice visit Hilo side. Mahalo, Judy
The best place to stay on the Big Island!
The cottage is great and Judy is the best airbnb host you can dream about. She welcomed us as we arrived and gave us a tour, there was even more than we needed in the cottage. Toiletries, beach chairs, towel, cooler, ice packs, snorkel gear, beach shoes, and even bagel in the fridge.
As we were taking the plane the next day, she let us use the washing machine, that was really nice of her.
Unfortunately, we only stayed 2 days at Judy's place, if we had known we would have stayed longer.
If we get a chance to go back to Hawaii, we will definitely go back there.
This is our second stay and it was as good as it was the first time. Judy was very helpful, informative,friendly and a very gracious host. Her cottage is just as described and the pictures are what you get.They are comfortable and it has all the things that you would need for a great Hawaiian vacation. I would not hesitate to recommend Judy's cottage to any of my friends but also to anyone who wants a great place to stay on the Big Island.
We will return!!!
Were there the 2nd time and loved to stay longer. The apartment and is just perfect for us. went snorkeling using the provided gears, towels and beach chairs. Simply great.
Diese Unterkunft ist wirklich bestens ausgestattet. In der Küche alles Notwendige vorhanden. Für den Strand alles da: Schnorchel, Badetücher, Liegestühle, Kühlbox, etc, ...
Wir wurden von Judy herzlich begrüßt und verabschiedet.
Wir hatten nur das Pech mit dem Wetter, es war relativ regnerisch und so konnten wir die Strandausrüstung nicht optimal nutzten. Aber dafür die Küche...
Quel beau séjour nous avons eu.merci à judy pour son immense gentillesse. Elle a ete 100% attentive à nos besoin ! Je recommanderais ce logement à tous.